Jane Wairimu Makumi 5/18

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Business: Vegetable Trader
Location: Makutano, Kitale
Years in Operation: 10 Years
Amount needed: $100

Jane Wairimu is a hardworking and loving mother of five and the sole bread winner of her family due to her widow status. She has been earning her own and children’s keep from selling vegetables to brokers in Kitale town. She is a small holder vegetable farmer in Bondeni area of Makutano, Kitale and gets all her healthy and fresh produce from her little green space.

She is seeking $100 from MHML to boost her business by raising the productivity of her farm. She intends to use the right fertilizer at the right times and introduce high yielding varieties of the vegetables: beans and green leafy veges, which are more adapted to the conditions in Kitale and are highly resistant to diseases, and also have high demand in the market.

Her farm is not just for her customers. Besides providing her with products for sale, she also consumes food from it. She is focused on promoting healthy eating and believes everyone should increase the amount of greens in their every serving to maintain healthy living while keeping most lifestyle diseases at bay. Her business is her passion and livelihood and she has every intention of making it prosper. In addition, she also keeps sheep on her untilled space as security for a rainy day, she says.

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