A loan helped to buy additional pigs.

Jane's story

While many young people in the Kerugoya area of Kenya dream of getting well-paying jobs, Jane, from the Kerugoya area of Kenya, has never secured one and she opted to become a full-time smallholder farmer. Jane is totally a life warrior - despite not securing a formal job she goes out every day to work in her small farm, showing that women are also involved in farming. Jane decided that she would be independent and contribute to her community by practicing mixed farming.

Jane is married and blessed with three lovely children who she refers to as “my heart beat.” Her primary sources of income are selling milk, pig farming, and some personal business that she does to supplement her meager income. Deciding to practice pig farming was not a difficult decision for Jane. She has earned a decent income from pig farming for six years. The demand is overwhelming and she wants to increase the number of pigs, but the biggest challenge is lack of funds, so she seeks a loan to purchase additional pigs.

Pig farming has become one of the most important aspects of agriculture in Kenya, because it creates business opportunities for entrepreneurs and it’s a kind of business that will always be needed. Pig farming is a less strenuous activity and it is profitable. Many pig farmers find a sense of fulfillment having pigs all over their homestead. If taken seriously, pig farming has the potential of being a big business because the demand for pork products is always high. With your loan, Jane is going to earn more income that will enable her to take care of her family's expenses. Jane is doing all she can do to ensure that her family's basic needs are met.

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