Patrick resides in Kitale in the Rift Valley. He is married. He has been farming for eight years producing milk, eggs and maize.
He has requested a loan of KES. 70,000 for purchasing poultry. He believes that through the sale of eggs his family’s business will improve. He plans to have two thousand poultry and be the main egg supplier at the local market. His main challenge is the diseases which affect poultry.
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.