A loan of $700 helped to purchase and insure a dairy cow.

Hellen's story

Hellen is 37 years old, married, and has seven children, six of whom are currently attending school. For the past 17 years, she has been a farmer in Kitale town in western Kenya. Her mixed farm produces milk, maize, beans, bananas, and potatoes, which she sells to the local market. She mainly depends on her farming income to provide for the needs of her family.

Hellen has made a loan request of 62,400 KES in order to purchase and insure a dairy cow. She says that this loan will enable her to acquire a quality dairy cow that will produce enough milk for domestic consumption and sale. The proceeds from the sale of milk will enable her to improve her family's standard of living.

Her biggest challenge in this business has been fluctuation in the market prices of farm produce. In the future, she hopes to venture into zero grazing and own high-bred dairy cows.

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