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Sacinta
Sacinta is a very hardworking farmer who hails from the Nkubu area of Eastern Kenya. She is married and has 4 children ranging from the ages of 9 to 18 years. Sacinta has done farming for 15 years. What she enjoys most is banana farming, which she says provides her with enough money to educate her children. Her biggest challenge is insufficient capital and poor markets.
Sacinta chose Juhudi Kilimo for this loan because they offer low interest rates on their loans and they are quick in loan processing. During the training, she learned how to develop a savings culture. With this loan, she will be able to get whatever is needed to plant more bananas and thus get a high yield and he will be able to educate her children and improve their 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
  • 1024
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,873,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $250 helped Sacinta for banana farming.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
40 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 28, 2014
Listed
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible