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Ezekiah
Kiva Lenders! Meet Ezekiah, a 31-year old hardworking, very ambitious and enterprising farmer from Eldoret, Kenya, which is home to the best marathon and Olympic runners who have broken world records. He is a proud father of three lovely children that he really loves and treasures. Ezekiah has been farming for the past seven years, however, he is more interested with dairy farming and he loves his dairy cow and has even nicknamed his animal “Jesimat." Through profits from dairy farming he has been able to take care of his family and pay tuition fees for his school going children. Ezekiah is very appreciative of the fact that milk prices in Eldoret region are high and this enables him to enjoy a good profit margin. Although he has been making profits, he has a challenge of feeding his cows. This is why he is seeking a loan to buy a chuff cutter. This will assist in cutting hay into smaller pieces, aiding in digestion and preventing animals from rejecting any part of their food. Through the loan Ezekiah will be assured of a maximum production of milk from his cows and therefore increased profits. Ezekiah believes that the key to increased milk production is proper food and through the loan he will be assured of that.

Ezekiah plans to save more and buy more dairy cows so as to satisfy the client base and market that is already in his area.

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
  • 954
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,127,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $350 helped Ezekiah to buy a chuff cutter.
73% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2014
Listed
Aug 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible