A loan of $475 helped to buy poultry for her farm.

Susan's story

Susan lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya, which is a training ground for many of Kenya's Olympic runners. She has four children and has been farming for six years. Her primary income sources are milk, eggs, and crops. She stated what is most enjoyable about farming: "Poultry keeping!" Her biggest challenge is the high cost of feed.

Susan was asked why she chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan, to which she replied: "Because of my poultry project." This client was also asked what was learned during Juhudi's required microfinance training session: "Farming as a business."

Her highest monthly expense is school fees. When asked how this loan will benefit her family, Susan replied, "Improved quality of life."

As part of Juhudi's loan appraisal process, each borrower's assets are evaluated. Susan owns the following: a cow, poultry, and a bicycle; she does not own a pig, a pump, a motorcycle or an automobile.

Juhudi Kilimo also tries to measure any change in living standards based on this loan. This borrower has in the household mosquito netting, but does not have electricity, solar power, running water, a sewing machine, a TV, or a DVD.

Note: To create this loan profile, Juhudi Kilimo used a mobile device to gather information in the field and send the data to a central online repository, thus reducing paper use, making the process more efficient, and keeping costs down.

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