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Paul
Paul is 70 years old and married with eight children, aged 14 to 47 years. Four of the children, including two grandchildren, are currently attending school. Paul is a farmer in western Kenya, near the town of Kitale. He has been farming for 46 years and has one employee. His main produce is maize, beans, watermelons, and cabbages, which he sells to the local market. Paul depends mainly on farming to educate the family and meet their needs.


He has requested this loan from Juhudi Kilimo for 31,200 KES to buy and insure a dairy cow. He says that the income from this loan will help him meet the essential needs of his family, which are good health and education. His biggest challenge is the unpredictable weather conditions that affect his produce, and diseases like East Coast Rever that livestock are prone to in the area. In five years' time he would like to acquire more than 10 quality dairy cows.


He requests that "Juhudi Kilimo continue supporting the common man and maybe diversify its products to education loans."

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
  • 713
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,214,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Paul to buy and insure a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 30, 2010
Listed
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 21, 2011