A loan of $925 helped to buy and insure a dairy cow.


James's story

James is 27 years old and married with two school-aged children. He is a farmer near Kisii in south-western Kenya. James has been farming for four years and sells milk, cabbage and tomatoes at the local market and from the farm. He says that the main challenge to his business is low local pricing for his goods.

James has requested a loan through Kiva partner, Juhudi Kilimo, for 70,000 KES to purchase and insure a dairy cow. He says this will help him produce enough milk to sell. He believes that he will also then be able to offer employment to others. In the future, he would like to own a pick-up truck in order to transport his products to market.



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