Total loan: $1,000


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Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Services

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A loan helped to buy an electric posho (cornmeal) mill.

Metrine's story

Metrine is an enterprising young woman, smart and creative. She knows how to overcome the problems that life presents and despite having few opportunities for paid work, she has never given up looking for ways to support herself. She started practicing mixed farming 10 years ago. Although she has only farmed for the past ten years, she is working hard and learning good farming practices. Through the profits she makes, she has been able to take care of her family and provide the basic needs for her children.

Metrine lives near Chepchoina in the Kitale area of Kenya, an area with good weather patterns and favorable weather conditions that support farming. Maize is a very common crop in Kenya and is a staple food for many who regularly eat “ugali,“ or hard porridge cooked from maize. One can usually buy sifted maize flour in the market, but its cost is higher because of the processing. Flour can be less expensive, however, if it is milled directly using a posho mill. The Chepchoina area has only one diesel posho mill that serves a great number of people. The main problem here is that the posho mill keeps breaking down, so farmers cannot grind their maize.

Metrine intends to change this by buying another posho mill to serve the area. She will buy an electric, rather than diesel, posho mill, as they are more reliable. Hopefully breakdowns will be few and far between. To accomplish this, Metrine is applying for a 100,000 KES loan through Juhudi Kilimo to buy a mill.

Profits derived from the mill will be used to comfortably repay the loan. In the next two years, Metrine sees herself established and running more than one posho mill. She patiently waits for your kindness. Her dream is to build a modern house for her family.