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Michael is 60 years old and married. He is blessed with six children. He operates a retail shop together with his wife. He left his former job as an Accounts clerk in a well known cement manufacturing company in East Africa (East Africa Portland Cements) and went into business so that he could get more income to support his big family.

His business which is twelve years old has helped him to educate his six children, four of whom have finished school. Michael also does farming to supplement his income. He joined Ushindi Thiliu group in Faulu Kenya where he saves his money on a weekly basis. He has also been able to service one loan through the group because he was guaranteed by the members.

He has requested a loan of 70,000 KES to add to his stock of basins, jars and utensils. He hopes to develop his piece of land and to buy a pickup for transporting his stock in the future.

Additional Information

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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,802,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Michael to add to his stock of basins, jars and utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2011