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Mwiiuria Self Help Group
In this Group: Irene, Ann, Mary, Edith, Faith, Grace, Jane, Winfred, Elizabeth, Doris, Gladys, Margaret
Elizabeth is married with three school-aged children, and in her mid-thirties. She has been a farmer for eight years. She keeps a dairy cow that has just calved and also plants beans in her small plot of land. She wakes up early in the morning to milk her cow and sells the milk at a local shopping center.

Elizabeth is a member of the Mwiiuria self-help group in Kerugoya. She intends to use this loan to buy a solar lamp. This is not her first loan through Juhudi Kilimo. She used the previous loans, which she is currently paying back, to buy a dairy cow and construct a zero-grazing housing unit.

Elizabeth believes that this solar lamp will supply her family with an inexpensive source of light and make them safe from ailments brought about by smoke from kerosene lamps. This will greatly improve her life. She will use the money saved from using the solar-powered lamps to offset some of her children’s school fees and home food expenses.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 973
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,091,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Mwiiuria Self Help Group's $350 loan helped a member to buy a solar lamp for use in her home.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 27, 2014
Listed
Jun 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 18, 2015