Juhudi Kilimo was recently invited to the launch event for the new Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN), an organization created by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The new network aims to connect businesses, investors and institutions working on social enterprise and inclusive business. The platform will provide information, training and opportunities to connect with partners.
As Juhudi Kilimo, we were asked to speak about our past and ongoing efforts to measure the social impact of our financial products and services on our clients.
Over the years we have invested in technologies, such as SMS data collection platforms, smartphones, tablets and cloud-based data management systems, in an effort to improve the speed, accuracy and richness of the data we are able to gather from our farmers and staff in the field.
We see measuring and understanding our impact on the lives of our rural farmer clients as one of the key indicators of our success, both as a business and an agent for social change in Kenya.