A loan of $875 helped to expand her cereal business and vegetable farming.


Josephen's story

Josephen is 36 years old. She is a married mother of six children aged between 7 and 22. All the children attend school. She has been practicing mixed farming for 18 years in Kisii town, western Kenya. Her farm produces maize, beans, tea leaves, millet, bananas, coffee, tomatoes, vegetables and milk, which she sells to the Kenya Tea Development Authority, the Coffee Board of Kenya and at the local market.

Josephen has requested this loan from Juhudi Kilimo of 70,000 Kenyan Shillings to expand her cereal business and vegetable farming. She says that with the profits from this loan, she will manage to educate her children and feed and clothe the family well.

In five years time, she hopes to add two more quality dairy cows and be the main supplier in the locality. The challenges she faces in business are unstable prices, especially for vegetables, the high cost of pesticides, a lack of proper spraying gear and fluctuating weather patterns, which affect her crop production.

She appreciates how far Juhudi has brought them and prays to manage her loan repayment well.



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