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Lena is 50 years old, single and the mother of three children who range in age from 6 to 26 years old. For the last 10 years, she has earned a living by selling charcoal. She is applying for a loan for KES 30,000 to buy more charcoal to sell. This loan will allow her to expand her business, improve her family's living standards and pay her children's school fees. Her dream for the future is to eradicate poverty in her family and to expand her business.

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VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 595
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Lena to buy more charcoal to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012