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Mary is 30 years old and married with four children who are in school. She sells clothes such as lessos, children's clothes and ladies clothes in the market to earn a living. She has been in the business for ten years. She also runs a cafeteria to earn enough money to support her family and pay school fees for her children since the cost of living in the capital city is high. She describes herself as hardworking and determined.

Mary has joined a group in Faulu Kenya who meet on a weekly basis to save their money. She has benefited much from the group. She can access loans which the group guarantees and gets training offered by Faulu Kenya to the group. She has requested a loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings from Faulu Kenya to add to her stock of clothes to sell.

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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
  • 736
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,838,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Mary to add stock of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2011