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Thomas is 32 years old and married with four children; his spouse runs a grocery business which helps in producing some additional income. Thomas runs a timber yard, as well as hires out his power saw in Baringo County. He has been in business for four years, and his monthly income from the business is KES. 12,000.

He has requested a loan of KES. 40,000, which he intends to use to purchase more timber for sale. He plans to use the additional income to plow back into the business, and to educate his children.

He dream is to expand his business and create a big sawmill/timber yard.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Thomas to purchase timber for his timber business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014