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John
John has lived more than half of his life in farming to support his family in Kisii Town, in South Rift, Kenya. At age 52 now, he has been in mixed farming for 30 years producing maize, bananas and tea, and selling all the produce locally. He has employed two farmhands in the farm. He is married with six children between the ages of 22 and 16 years old.

John is seeking a loan of 45,000 KES from Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a dairy cow. He says the loan will help him diversify and expand his businesses. He believes the dairy venture will give sufficient nutrients to the family, and ensure consistency in income generated which will be a resource for educating his children.

John is urging financial institutions, and more specifically Juhudi Kilimo, to continue with their support for farmers.

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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,216,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped John to purchase and insure a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 18, 2011
Listed
Apr 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 16, 2012