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Elijah is 41 years old, married and the father of three children who range in age from 3 years to 12 years old. He describes himself as jovial, creative and ambitious. He earns a living by operating a retail business where he sells bricks. He has been in this business for 14 years and employs five people. His business is located near a busy town, and most of his customers are institutions and local residents. He says his biggest business challenge is a shortage of funds he can use to improve his business. He is requesting a loan for KES 50,000 loan to buy a quarry worth KES 25,000 and hire workers who will cost another KES 25,000. His goal for the future is to buy a vehicle for transportation, and to own five quarries within five years. In the future, he also hopes to own several acres of land.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elijah to buy quarry worth KES 25,000 and hire workers who cost another KES 25,000.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013