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A loan of $700 helped to purchase poultry.

Richard's story

Meet Richard, a farmer who hails from the Kitale area of South Rift, Kenya. He lives with his wife and six children. He has been farming for the past 17 years; his primary sources of income are milk, eggs, maize, and beans, and he has a retail business. In farming, he enjoys feeding chicken and collecting eggs both for family consumption and for selling. His biggest challenges are pests and diseases, drought, and lack of capital.

Richard chose Juhudi Kilimo because it offers financial support to small-scale farmers. During the training, he learned that microfinance institutions lend money to small-scale farmers at low interest rates. This loan will lead to more income because of an increase in egg production and will enable him to pay his children's school fees and improve living standards for the whole family.

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