A loan helped to buy cereal grains (beans and maize) to sell in her village market, and as a mom, use the profits to support her children.

Tesila's story

Tesila (56 years old) is a mother of 8 children who lives in Kitale, a town surrounded by prime agricultural lands that favour large-scale grain farming, dairy, and crop farming. Having grown up in a poor family, she promised herself that she would change the situation by going the extra mile. With her good farm management skills, she has been able to achieve great success on her farm.

As a poor woman, Tesila is very focused on making her life meaningful. She obtains her income through dairy farming and vegetable production. Being the only breadwinner in her house, she decided to start a cereal business with a loan that she obtained from Juhudi Kilimo. The business is growing and she is getting new customers.

Tesila is very creative and has the ability to come up with unique, new responses to situations. She has the insight to recognize and take up useful new approaches to farming. She is seeking this loan to buy cereal grains to sell to her customers and earn extra income.

Kenya's Kitale area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for cereals. This means that Tesila could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there. Accessing funds has been a challenge for Tesila, but since she joined Juhudi, in partnership with Kiva, she feels relieved and happy that her life has transformed.

Kindly lend to this determined woman.

This loan is special because:

It finances smallholder farmers to purchase dairy cows, chickens, cereals, farm inputs and farming equipment.

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