A loan of $1,000 helped to expand his farming business and purchase a dairy cow.

Richard's story

Richard is a hardworking young farmer from the town of Kisii in Western Kenya. He is 33 years old and married with 3 children between the ages of 1½ and 6. Two of his children attend school.

Richard has been farming for 5 years and employs one farmhand. His products are bananas, tea, maize, beans and millet, which he sells to the local market. He also operates a spare parts shop (pictured above). His major challenges in farming have been the fluctuation in the prices of his products and crop diseases which affect his output.

Richard has a good record with Juhudi Kilimo, having successfully completed his second loan. He has requested this loan of 80,000 KES to expand his farming business by planting more bananas and purchasing a dairy cow. He says that with this loan, he will be able to increase his food production both for his family and for sale. He would like to practice large scale farming in the future.

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