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James is 70 years old, married and supports a family of two. He runs a general merchandise shop in Kabarnet town in Baringo County. This has been his income-generating business for the last 20 years and he gets an average monthly profit of KES 36,000.

He has borrowed a loan of KES 80,000. With this loan, he intends to purchase more stock for his shop such as.maize flour, sugar and cooking fat. He anticipates getting profits that he will use to expand his business by increasing his stock to meets his clients' demand.

James hopes to improve his living standards and be financially stable. He also hopes to save money to enable him to expand his business into a general goods wholesale shop.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 714
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped James to purchase maize flour, sugar, cooking fat, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014