A loan of $775 helped to buy more poultry.

Jonah's story

Jonah lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya and has four children. His highest monthly expenses are those related to his family.

For the past nine years Jonah has been a farmer who derives his income from the milk, eggs and crops he produces on his farm (the animals on his farm have been given no names). As a farmer he most enjoys selling his produce. His biggest challenge is irrigating the farm during the dry season.

As part of Juhudi's loan appraisal process, each borrower's assets are evaluated. Jonah has a cow and poultry but does not own a pig, pump, bicycle, motorcycle or automobile. Juhudi Kilimo also tries to measure any expected change in living standards based on this loan. Jonah has in the household mosquito nets, solar power and running water but does not have electricity, a sewing machine, TV or DVD player.

Jonah is applying for a 65,000 KES loan to buy more poultry. When asked why he chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan he replied that the lender targets farmers like him. When also asked what he learned during Juhudi's required microfinance training session, he stated that record keeping is the key to success.

Jonah says that this loan will benefit his family by increasing his family’s food supply during all the seasons.

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