A loan of $950 helped to purchase and insure a dairy cow.


Jenifer's story

Jenifer is a 73-year-old widow with six children. They range in age from 22 to 40 years old, with her two youngest children currently attending college. She operates a mixed farm in western Kenya, near the town of Kitale, and has been farming for over twenty years. While she used to focus more on fruit and vegetable production, her primary income now comes from the sale of milk, which she does personally at the local markets. She says that the main challenge currently is finding a good, reliable market for her product where she can maintain profitability.


Jenifer requested this loan through Juhudi Kilimo for Kes. 71,400 to purchase and insure a dairy cow. She will also use a portion of the money to improve the sleeping shed she built for her current livestock.


Jenifer says that with this loan she will have sufficient milk to become a supplier to the KCC - the Kenya Cooperative of Creameries. This will result in a more stable income which she will use to pay for her children's college fees and their basic needs.


Looking to the future, Jenifer hopes to build a modern grazing unit to ensure her animals are well taken care of. She feels this will help get maximum benefit out of her income-producing assets.



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