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Martha is widowed and a mother of one. She rears chicken on her farm to earn a living. She sells eggs, chickens and chicks to her neighbors and friends who know about her business. She also runs a retail shop to earn enough money to support her family since she is the breadwinner.

She has been saving her money with her group in Faulu Kenya named Kasa Self Group. The group guarantees loans for its members. She has previously taken out and successfully repaid three loans from Faulu Kenya, a Kiva partner, to expand her business. She has requested a loan for 60,000 Kenyan shillings from Faulu Kenya to buy chicks and chicken feed. She hopes to grow her business to a wholesale outlet in the future.

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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
  • 832
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Martha to buy chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Apr 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011