Rodah K., 40 years old , is a single mother of 2 children, aged 15 and 10, who both attend school. She has a mixed farm in Kitale that produces maize, beans and eggs which are all sold locally. She also earns income from her tailoring services at the local market.
Rodah has requested a loan of 40,000 KES through Juhudi Kilimo to expand her poultry farm. The extra income from this loan will enable her family to afford a better life by helping pay for her children's education. In the future, Rodah would like to practice poultry farming on a large scale and also venture into dairy farming. Her biggest challenge is the high cost of poultry feed.
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.