A loan of $600 helped construction of a zero grazing unit.

Karen's story

Karen lives in the Litein area of Kenya, a fertile area in Rift valley. She has four children and has been doing this work for ten years. Her primary income sources are milk, eggs, crops.

She stated what is most enjoyable about farming: 'Getting profits'. Her biggest challenge is: 'Getting a loss.' Animals on the farm have been given the names of 'Lelkina, tuiya.'

Karen was asked why she chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan, to which she replied: 'they give a grace period.' This client was also asked what was learned during Juhudi's required micro-finance training session: 'They help farmers acquire a cow.'

Her highest monthly expense is school fees. When asked 'How will this loan benefit her family', Karen replied, 'The living standards will improve.'

As part of Juhudi's loan appraisal process, each borrower's assets are evaluated. Karen 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, solar power, running water, TV, DVD' but does not have 'electricity, sewing machine'.

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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