A loan of $775 helped to start a poultry-raising business.

Ruth's story

Ruth is 52 years old, married and has three children who range in age from 20 to 25 years old. Her two youngest children are still enrolled in school. Ruth is a farmer in western Kenya, near the town of Kitale, where she has been in business for more than 10 years. Her primary source of income is milk, maize and bean production, but she also sells clothes to earn extra money. She knows that challenges always exist, and currently her main one is marketing her products and dealing with competition.

Ruth has applied for a loan through Juhudi Kilimo for Kes. 60,000 to diversity her farm by raising poultry. She says that with this loan she will have a higher income, be better able to support her family and do a better job of coping with high prices. She hopes to expand her business in the future and acquire more poultry so that she can meet the high demand for this product in her area, especially during the festival seasons.

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