A loan of $625 helped to construct a dairy unit and purchase a water tank for his cows.

Josephat's story

Josephat operates a mixed farm in the town of Kisii in Western Kenya. He has been farming for ten years and produces tea, tree seedlings, vegetables and maize which he sells locally. He also owns and operates a spare-parts shop in the same area (he is pictured outside his shop).

Josephat is 35 years old and married with five children between the ages of 3 and 13. Four of the children are currently attending school.

Josephat has a good record with Juhudi Kilimo, having successfully completed his second loan. He has requested this loan of KES 50,000 to construct a dairy unit and purchase a water tank to store water for his dairy cows. He believes that, from this investment, he will be able to get more yield from his dairy cows and hence more income that will enable him pay school fees for his children.

Josephat’s biggest challenge, however, has been diseases and pests which affect his animals and crops. He would like to purchase more dairy cows in future, which will increase his milk production. He is also requesting Juhudi to continue offering and facilitating training for farmers on agribusiness management.

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