Location: Makutano, Kitale
Years in Operation: 15 Years
Amount needed: $300
Margaret Khawayi is a multi-faceted farmer who is trying her hand in as many areas as her resources can allow. She is currently involved in tea, maize and dairy farming. The aforementioned have satisfactorily enabled Margaret and her husband to cater for the needs of their family as well as pay for the education of their seven children for the last fifteen years that they have been practicing agribusiness.
At least 450kgs of tea is picked from her one acre tea plantation on a monthly basis. The other one and a half acres of her farm boasts of healthy green maize that promises a bounty harvest come harvest time, while her dairy cow produces at least 120 litres of milk every month. Margaret has earned herself a relatively large clientele in the little village of Kahuho, in Makutano area of Kitale as she supplies very hygienic and good quality milk at affordable prices with very friendly terms of payment.
She is seeking $300 to add onto her savings to enable her to afford another dairy cow so as to increase milk production in order to satisfy the growing demand for the milk she sells, in the various villages she supplies milk to. An increase in the amount of milk will directly result to more sales and in turn more profits.
She intends to use the initial profits to better her dairy farming to further boost milk production so as to increase the amount that goes to her domestic expenditure kitty from her dairy venture.