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Paulina is a hardworking businesswoman aged 58. She is married and blessed with six children, one of whom is in school. For the last 32 years, she has been running a cereal shop to bring up her family. She also sells charcoal to increase her income. She has employed one person to assist her to manage the business. Paulina has been able to retain her business because of her good reputation with her customers. In the next five years, she plans to establish a wholesale business. Since she joined Faulu Kenya, she has been able to access loans to boost her business. Paulina has requested a loan of 20,000 Kenyan shillings to buy maize and beans for resale.

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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
  • 1008
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Paulina to buy maize and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 22, 2012