A loan of $1,000 helped to open a cereal business.

Jane's story

Jane is 36 years old, married and a mother of six children who are all attending school. She has been practising mixed farming for 18 years in the town of Kisii, Western Kenya. Her farm produces maize, beans, millet, vegetables, tomatoes, sugarcane, tea leaves and milk, all of which are sold at the local market, to Kenya Tea Development Authority, and to other retailers.

Jane has requested this loan from Juhudi Kilimo of 80,000 Kenyan Shillings to open a cereal business dealing mainly with millet. The profits from this loan will go towards the education of her children and she will be able to feed her family well.

In five years' time, she plans to lease more land and plant sugarcane which is her main source of income and also expand her cereal store.

Her biggest challenges have been unpredictable weather patterns that affect vegetables especially during dry spells, high cost of farm inputs, and transportation problems. She is grateful to Juhudi for teaching her business skills that have enabled her to plan her life well and even educate her children.

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