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Teresia is a single lady with two children who attend school. She has a tree nursery where she has been selling seedlings for six years. She also earns a living from dairy farming. She was previously employed in Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). She is a member of Faulu Kenya, which is a partner of Kiva. She feels her business has expanded from having 5,000 seedlings to 20,000 seedlings. She has requested a loan of Kes.40,000 to buy a cow and to pay school fees for her children. She hopes to educate her children, buy a piece of land, and build her own house instead of paying house rent. She sees herself being a major supplier of milk and having more cows on her farm.

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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
  • 707
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Teresia to buy a cow and pay school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011