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Rusaria is a fifty-seven-year-old widowed mother of 9 children between 15 and 30. Two of the children are currently attending school. She is a farmer from Kisii town in western Kenya. She has been farming for the last 10 years. Her farm produces tea, bananas, beans, maize, and tomatoes which are sold both locally and through Kenya Tea Development Authority. She also earns income from the sale of clothes at the local market.

Rusaria has requested this loan of 45,000KES from Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a dairy cow that will increase her milk production and improve her family's health. Her biggest challenge is disease which affects her production. She hopes that in five years time, she will be able to acquire at least 6 quality cows.

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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
  • 486
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rusaria to purchase a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011