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Paul
Paul is 40 years old and married with seven children, between the ages of 6 months and 17 years, 5 of whom are attending school. He's been a dairy farmer in the Litein area of the South Rift Valley of Kenya for ten years and previously owned a "hotel" (small restaurant). He sells his milk at "hotels" in the local community and also runs a small retail shop and sells his tea crop. He says that the main challenges to his business are lack of water and feed for the cows and diseases that infect the animals.



He requested this first loan through Juhudi Kilimo for Kes. 50,000 to purchase a dairy cow. In the future, he would like to have three good quality cows producing over 60 litres of milk per day and to own his own chaff cutter to cut feed. He says that this loan will help him improve his family's health through better nutrition and enable him to pay his children's school fees.



About Juhudi Kilimo



Juhudi Kilimo is an innovative, for-profit social enterprise working with smallholder farmers in Kenya. Juhudi directly finances dairy cows, chickens, agricultural equipment, and other assets that are specifically chosen to create immediate cash flow. Many of the assets are insured to prevent devastating business losses, and targeted technical assistance is provided to farmers, from agricultural training to basic bookkeeping and local market research. For its clients and their families, Juhudi also offers access to medical aid. Through all these services, Juhudi is creating sustainable growth and employment in rural communities across Kenya.

Additional Information

Important Information

To facilitate a partnership between Kiva and Juhudi Kilimo, K-Rep Group (Juhudi Kilimo’s 100% owner) has guaranteed Kiva funds in the event of institutional default. Lenders should be aware that the risk of borrower default remains borne by the lender.

About Juhudi Kilimo:

Juhudi Kilimo is a for-profit social enterprise working with small-holder farmers in Kenya to finance purchases of dairy cows, chickens, agricultural equipment, and other assets that create immediate cash flow. Many of the assets are insured to prevent devastating business losses, and targeted technical assistance is provided to farmers, from agricultural training to basic book keeping and local market research.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 658
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,287,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 75.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Paul to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2010
Listed
Jan 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011