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

Clevers's story

Clevers A. is 48 years old and married with eight children; six attend school. He is a farmer from the town of Kitale in western Kenya where he has been farming for 25 years. His mixed farm produces milk, maize and beans that are all sold locally. He mainly depends on the income from his farm to cater to the basic needs of his family. His biggest challenges have been the fluctuation in the market price of milk and the high cost of dairy cow feed particularly during the dry season.

Clevers has requested a loan of 62,400 KES through Kiva’s partner Juhudi Kilimo to purchase and insure a dairy cow. The extra income from this loan will enable him to pay school fees for his children. He would like to build a zero grazing unit [cows are kept confined to stalls to more easily maintain their health, etc. while allowing surrounding land to restore itself] so that he could manage his animals better and also improve his productivity in the future.

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