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Aboke Self-Help Group
In this Group: Joseph, Fredrick, Dorothy, Gladys, Jeddidah, Nancy, Jane, Risper
Joseph O. is a young Kenyan father, aged 30, with 6 children. He also lives with 2 orphan children of his late sister who passed away 2 years ago.

Joseph started his business 4 years ago after accumulating savings from his former workplace in a local hospital in Kisumu town. He currently operates a small retail cereals business of maize, rice, and green grams (mung beans) that he sells to his customers in the neighborhood.

Being the sole breadwinner for his family, Joseph has to support his children and his wife, who has a low-paying job. With the little profit that he gets from the business, Joseph still struggles to feed,
clothe, and educate his children and to pay his house rent. With the help of his loan, Joseph will be able to purchase more bags of different grains to enable him to increase his sales. He also hopes to open up a cereal wholesale unit from the business profits.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 821
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 61.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Aboke Self-Help Group's $1,875 loan helped a member purchasing grains in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009