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Total loan: $575
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Medoline

Kenya
Chuka, Kenya / Farming

A loan of $575 helped to purchase cereals to go into cereal farming.


Medoline's story

Meet Medoline, a smallholder farmer from Chuka, Kenya. She has been involved in mixed farming for last 10 years, since she was 27. She sells milk, eggs, tea and vegetables produced on her 1 acre farm at a local market. She also engages in other small businesses to make ends meet.

The mother of three enjoys mostly attending to her farm animals and tilling land. Marketing of her produce and seasonal drought poses challenges for this undeterred farmer. She makes a point to name all the animals on the farm. Her favorite dairy cow goes by the name Kairu.

Medoline is seeking a loan to go into cereal farming. She wants to start growing cereal crops for human food and animal feed. In the future, she sees herself producing cereals for industrial starch.

Medoline made up her mind to join Juhudi Kilimo since it is the only microfinance organization in Kenya that supports marginalized rural smallholder farmers to get loans.

She is very optimistic that this loan will increase her income so that she can afford to pay for her children’s education.



Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Disbursed date: June 24, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Disbursed date: June 24, 2014