A loan of $700 helped to buy water pipes for irrigation and a chaff-cutter.

Alfred's story

Alfred is a father of two children, with the firstborn being 10 years old and the second-born only 8 months old. He is himself aged 37 and has been in active farming for 13 years. His farm produces tea, coffee, bananas, and milk, which he sells to the local market. Besides farming, he gets additional income from his retail shop business in the local market.

Alfred has requested a loan of 60,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) from Kiva partner Juhudi Kilimo to buy water pipes for irrigating his farm (at 40,000 KES) and also to buy a chaff-cutter to help in feeding his dairy animals. He expects improved income, which he will use to improve his family's living standards and educate his children.

Alfred says the lack of farming capital, coupled with poor market prices for the farm products, has always been his greatest challenge.

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