Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Behind the Scenes: A Video Interview with Nat Robinson, CEO of Juhudi Kilimo

Written by Lauren Brown, Review and Translations Program Intern

This 3-part video interview introduces you to Nat Robinson, CEO of Juhudi Kilimo, a Kiva Field Partner located in Kenya. Learn why so few microfinance institutions (MFIs) are working in the agriculture industry and how Juhudi is leading the way in rural asset financing. Discover how even in rural Kenya, farmers are able to make mobile payments and file insurance claims using their cell phones. Also, find out which type of cow Juhudi recommends its farmers!

Video Part One - Learn about the Agribusiness Value Chain and Juhudi's role in it.

Video Part Two - Learn why so few MFIs are in the agriculture industry and why Juhudi uses the asset financing model.
Video Part Three - Learn about Juhudi's mobile payments and where Nat sees the future of Juhudi Kilimo.

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