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Mwandiki is aged 43 and has been in farming for the last 20 years producing and selling bananas, milk and coffee on the local market. He is married with two children aged 12 and 9 years. He has one farmhand.

Mwandiki has made a loan request amounting to 35,000 KES from Juhudi Kilimo to purchase a dairy cow. He says he will use the income generated to educate his children and repay the loan. He is also focusing on buying three more dairy cows in order to run a farm of five.

Mwandika laments poor weather conditions and animal diseases as the major challenges in farming.

Additional Information

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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mwandiki to purchase a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2011
Aug 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2012