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Thomas is 43 years old, married and supporting five people. He runs a business selling fish in Muhoroni. He has been in this business for the last 18 years and makes an average monthly income of 30,000 Kenyan shillings (KES).

Thomas has requested a loan of 45,000 KES. He intends to use the loan to pay school fees for his children and also add more stock of fish to sell. He anticipates profits, which he will use to purchase a refrigerator to preserve fish as well as expand his business. Thomas's dreams and hopes are to educate all his children to university level and open a hotel [restaurant] in his town.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 679
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Thomas to pay school fees and also add more stock of fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
Jun 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014