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Sarah
Meet 40-year-old Sarah, who carries out farming in the Nkubu area of Eastern Kenya. She has carried out farming for 30 years, and her source of income comes from the sale of milk and crops like maize, potatoes and bananas. She faces the challenge of there being no market for her products, but when she is able to get a ready market, she enjoys the profit she earns out of it.

Sarah chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan because they offer low interest rates on their loans. She also learned that MFIs [micro-finance institutions] do encourage small-scale farmers to develop a lifestyle of saving.

This loan will help her start up an agrovet business that will also provide her crops and livestock with pest and disease controllers, thus causing them to produce more. This will improve her income base and hence, improve her family's living standards.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

Juhudi Kilimo works 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. This loan will provide an income generating agricultural activity for small-holder farmers to improve their standard of living.

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
  • 477
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,222,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sarah to start up an agrovet business that will also provide her crops and livestock with pest and disease controllers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 22, 2013
Listed
Nov 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2015