Benard is 33 years old and married with two children, ages 9 and 2.
He has requested for a loan of 20,000 KES through Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a power saw. The extra income he will earn by hiring the power saw to the local market will help in paying school fees for his children. His main challenges in farming have been diseases and lack of enough animal feeds, which affects his production.
Important InformationTo 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.
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