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Carolyn is a 35-year-old lady. She is the single mother of one 8-year-old child who goes to school. She operates a tailoring and dressmaking business in Nairobi, a business that she has been running since 2002. She hopes to create more job opportunities for many other Kenyans by employing them in her expanded business in the future; currently, she employs three people.

She has requested a loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings to add stock of fabric for dressmaking. She also desires to build a residential house of her own and provide a good-quality education for her son. She is the treasurer of her group and describes herself as hardworking, visionary and committed.

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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
  • 713
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 78.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Carolyn to add stock of fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2010
May 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011