A loan of $675 helped to buy a dairy cow.

Paul's story

Paul is 40 years old and married with seven children, between the ages of 6 months and 17 years, 5 of whom are attending school. He's been a dairy farmer in the Litein area of the South Rift Valley of Kenya for ten years and previously owned a "hotel" (small restaurant). He sells his milk at "hotels" in the local community and also runs a small retail shop and sells his tea crop. He says that the main challenges to his business are lack of water and feed for the cows and diseases that infect the animals.

He requested this first loan through Juhudi Kilimo for Kes. 50,000 to purchase a dairy cow. In the future, he would like to have three good quality cows producing over 60 litres of milk per day and to own his own chaff cutter to cut feed. He says that this loan will help him improve his family's health through better nutrition and enable him to pay his children's school fees.

About Juhudi Kilimo

Juhudi Kilimo is an innovative, for-profit social enterprise working with smallholder farmers in Kenya. Juhudi directly finances dairy cows, chickens, agricultural equipment, and other assets that are specifically chosen to create immediate cash flow. Many of the assets are insured to prevent devastating business losses, and targeted technical assistance is provided to farmers, from agricultural training to basic bookkeeping and local market research. For its clients and their families, Juhudi also offers access to medical aid. Through all these services, Juhudi is creating sustainable growth and employment in rural communities across Kenya.

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