Washington has requested a loan of 60,000 KES from Juhudi Kilimo to enable him to purchase additional chickens and construct a poultry unit for them. He says the high cost of poultry feed and their treatment are the challenges he experiences.
Washington says he intends to expand his business into breeding and supplying chicks to local farmers. He says the income will help him take his last-born child through college.
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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