A loan of $600 helped to purchase a dairy cow.

Isaac's story

Isaac lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya.He has three children and has been doing this work for six years. His primary income sources are milk and crops.

He stated what is most enjoyable about farming: 'dairy farming.' His biggest challenge is 'drought.' Animals on the farm have been given no names.

Isaac was asked why he chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan, to which he replied: 'efficiency.' This client was also asked what was learned during Juhudi's required micro-finance training session: 'co-guarantee mechanism.'

His highest monthly expense is farming costs. When asked 'How will this loan benefit his family', Isaac replied 'improved quality of life.'

As part of Juhudi's loan appraisal process, each borrower's assets are evaluated. Isaac owns the following: 'cow, poultry' but does not own 'pig, pump, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile'. Juhudi Kilimo also tries to measure any change in living standards based on this loan. This borrower has in the household 'mosquito net' but does not have 'electricity, solar power, running water, sewing machine, TV, 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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