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Timothy is 31 years old and single. He is a farmer from the town of Murang'a in central Kenya. He has been in the farming business for three years and employs one farm hand. His farm produces maize, beans, and chickens, which he sells locally. He solely depends on the income from his farm to cater for his needs. His biggest challenge has been the lack of a stable market for his products.

He has requested this loan through Juhudi Kilimo of 50,000 KES to expand his rabbit and poultry farming. He says that these projects will increase his income and enable him to start a family. In the future, he would like to do intensive dairy farming by acquiring at least five dairy cows and expanding his poultry business to enable him to sell at least 500 chickens every month. He encourages Juhudi to continue with its good work.

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
  • 820
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Timothy to expand his rabbit and poultry farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012