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Betty
Hello world! Meet Betty who is a mixed farmer in Kericho, a tea growing region of Kenya. She has no children. She has been practising farming for four years on her small piece of land. On this land, she keeps dairy cattle and poultry. She also grows tea and vegetables. She sells milk, eggs, tea leaves and vegetables to make a decent living.

Recently, Betty got educated and trained on rabbit farming. She acquired a few rabbits as a trial. Today, she finds rabbit keeping to be the most enjoyable of all the activities she is involved in. Her challenge was marketing the produce. The market for rabbit meat is just starting to gain traction in Kenya.

Betty is seeking a loan to purchase more rabbits. She ran into a person who introduced her to an organization that guarantees a market for rabbit farmers. The organization trains farmers to adopt rabbit farming and they take care of all the meat processing and marketing.

With your funding, Betty is going to actualize her business plan of taking rabbit farming on her land to a whole new level.

In future, Betty will get to enjoy social status stemming from rabbit farming. She sees a great potential in rabbit farming and she is advocating for other farmers to adopt it.

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
  • 805
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,362,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $700 helped Betty to purchase more rabbits.
39% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 27, 2014
Listed
Jun 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible