A loan of $650 helped to buy four sheep for rearing and to prepare her five acres of land for maize planting.


Valentine's story

Valentine R. is a single mother with three children: Godias Kipsaina and Brian Kiptoo, who are in secondary school, and Kiprono Godwin who is in primary school. She lives in Sarura about 8 km from Kaiboi Centre. She does dairy farming, sheep rearing and maize and bean farming. She sells her produce during market days in various places. Valentine was introduced to Kadet during a church forum for single mothers at the Kaiboi Catholic Church where staff members from Kadet were in attendance and marketed themselves. She has applied for a loan that she will use to buy four sheep for rearing, to prepare her five acres of land for maize planting, and improve her dairy farming in order to get high milk yields. She will save the rest for any emergencies. Valentine is determined to open a retail shop selling fast-moving goods to support her children. The profit she anticipates to generate from this business will be channeled to her children’s education account. She is very optimistic that when she educates her children, they will be able to support her and improve their current status.



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