23 1 / 2013

Josiah Gichobi, one of our borrowers from Sagana, explains his farming business to 16 Acumen partners last Thursday. Leveraging loans from Juhudi he’s grown his farm to be one of the largest in the area - 8 acres of tea (employing 20 pickers during harvest), a fish pond, dairy farm, chicken coops, and smaller crop holdings for household consumption. Oh, and he used one of his loans to purchase a biogas converter. Cow dung and a handful of solar panels now power his entire home. Where he lives with his wife and their 7 children (all in school and the oldest in university).

Can you see his grin, just bubbling right under the surface? He and that grin charmed every last one of us.