Moureen, 33, is a farmer in Kitale county in Kenya where she lives with her husband and three children, who are all schooling.
She has been in farming for the past four years, producing eggs and tomatoes, which she sells at the local market in her area. Pests and diseases are her major challenges in farming.
She is requesting a 60,000 KES loan from Juhudi Kilimo to purchase poultry birds. She will sell the products and use the money to boost her livelihood and pay for her children's schooling. She aspires to have 4,000 poultry birds and own a posho mill in the next five years.
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.