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Julius is a married man with 5 children. He describes himself as industrious. For 2 years, Julius has operated a farm where he keeps dairy cows that produce milk to sell and where he also grows crops. His primary customers are farmers and he describes his biggest business challenge to be shortage of rain and animal diseases.

He will use the 30,000 KES loan to buy fertilizer and other farm inputs. His business goal is to be a supplier of milk and maize within 5 years. He will use the anticipated profits to expand his farm.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of SMEP's effort to empower small to medium-scale farmers in Kenya, where agriculture employs more than 75% of the work force. SMEP loans support a range of agricultural needs, including livestock, egg production, and farm inputs such as fertilizer, seeds, animal feeds, vaccination and farm equipment. Loan terms are structured around the maturity of the crop and/or the payback period of the inputs purchased. By supporting this loan you are helping farmers increase their production capacity, employ others and contribute to food security in the country.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 979
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,863,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $350 helped Julius to buy fertilizer and other farm inputs.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 8, 2014
May 16, 2014
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