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Juhudi Kilimo


Transforming Rural Farms into Thriving Enterprises

Juhudi Kilimo is a for-profit social enterprise that serves Kenya’s rural smallholder farmers by providing them with loans and training. The company was founded in 2009 as a follow-up to an agribusiness initiative of K-Rep Development Agency.

Unlike traditional micro-finance institutions which primarily provide loans for working capital, Juhudi finances specific agricultural assets that offer immediate and sustainable income for farmers. Our loans are used to procure dairy cows, poultry, irrigation equipment and other income-generating assets. Since 2009, Juhuhi has supported more than 40,000 rural smallholder farmers in Kenya and contributed to the well-being of their families.

In recognition of our efforts, we received the Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the World Economic Forum in 2011 and were acknowledged in CIO Magazine’s Top 100 list of technology innovations in 2013. We also became the first African B Corporation in 2013.

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Juhudi Kilimo: Providing financing for Kenyan smallholder farmers

Juhudi Kilimo provides asset financing and technical assistance to smallholder farmers throughout Kenya. The company joined the Business Call to Action in 2011. Juhudi’s initiative goals include expanding asset financing and technical assistance to rural farmers in order to reach 100,000 farmers by 2015, of whom over 50 per cent will be women, benefiting 500,000 rural Kenyans in all; and increasing the incomes of the farmers Juhudi supports by 50 per cent.

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