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Joseph is 40 years-old and married with four children, two of whom are attending school. He runs a computer shop in Kitengela, a small town near Nairobi. He provides photocopying, typesetting and design services in his shop and is in his fourth year of business. He also earns some extra income keeping livestock. He describes himself as humble, focused, and self-motivated. He has requested this loan of Kes. 40,000 from Kiva partner Faulu to install Internet connectivity in his shop. In the future, he hopes to be a leading service provider in the area, have good equipment and offer efficient service.

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About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Joseph to install internet.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010