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Mary lives in Nkubu, Meru region of Eastern Kenya on the slopes of Mount Kenya. She has been farming for three years. Her main sources of income are eggs, tea leaves, maize and beans.

She wants to increase her poultry farming and has requested a loan of KES 60,000 from Juhudi Kilimo to purchase poultry. The proceeds from this loan will give her more income and thus improve her living standards.The challenges she faces are irrigation and poor climatic conditions.

In five years, she will have opened a milk bar. Mary says that Juhudi Kilimo offers quick services to the farmers.

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
  • 546
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Mary to purchase poultry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014