A loan of $700 helped to buy a water tank and irrigation pipes.


Fridah's story

Fridah is a mother of one child aged 13. She has been in farming for five successive years in her rural home area in the Nkubu area of central Kenya, where she also runs a retail shop to supplement her farming income.

Fridah has requested a loan of 60,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) from Juhudi Kilimo to buy a water tank at 40,000 KES and irrigation pipes at 20,000 KES. She hopes these items will help supply her farm (more specifically, her banana farm) with sufficient water and improve her farming income, which she will mostly channel into educating her child. She plans to buy more land to make her banana farming business much bigger in the near future.

Fridah, however, sees challenges in the high costs of farming inputs, as well as high labour costs charged by farmhands who are engaged on a casual basis.



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