A loan of $450 helped to purchase poultry to expand his poultry business.

Francis's story

Francis is aged 29 and is married with four children aged between nine and two years. He lives with his family in the town of Kitale, in Western Kenya. He has been practicing mixed farming for the last 12 years, and producing mainly horticultural products including maize, milk and eggs. They are all sold at the local market.

Francis has made a loan request of 40,000 KES (Kenyan shillings) through Kiva partner Juhudi Kilimo. This loan will help Francis to buy more poultry birds to expand his poultry business. He says an improved business will enable him to save part of his income to be able to venture into a transport business. He will also be able to cut down costs incurred in transporting his produce to the market.

He notes poor infrastructure and animal diseases as the farming challenges.

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