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David is 33 years old, married and has one child. His family lives in Igoji on the northeast slopes of Mount Kenya in the Meru region of eastern Kenya. He has been a farmer for six years, growing bananas and tea and selling them in the local market. He faces the challenges of pests and diseases and a strong market for his produce.

David has approached Juhudi Kilimo for a loan of 40,000 KES to buy poultry. This new venture should lift his family’s living standards. He hopes to buy a bigger piece of property.

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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
  • 642
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,777,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped David to buy poultry to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014