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Total loan: $775
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Selina

Kenya
Litein, Kenya / Dairy

A loan of $775 helped to purchase a dairy cow.


Selina's story

Selina is 40 years old and married with three children, ages 9, 13, and 20. All of her children are attending school. She's a farmer in Litein in the South Rift Valley of Kenya. She's been farming for ten years and employs two people from the community. She has a mixed farm and sells maize, beans, vegetables, and tea produced on the farm. She also earns income from the hair salon and boutique she runs in town. (She is pictured above in her boutique.) She says that the main challenges to her business are an insufficient market for milk and hail storms, which have reduced her tea production.

She successfully completed a previous loan for Kshs. 45,000 from Juhudi Kilimo and requested this loan for Kshs. 60,000 to purchase a dairy cow. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her overall dairy business and then she'll be able to buy a plot of land and build a home. In the future, she would like to expand into pineapple farming, increase and improve her dairy animals, and install a salon on her own premises (rather than renting). She added that "she has been able to learn how to save through Juhudi."



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 20, 2010

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 20, 2010