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Florence is a 32-year-old mother from Manyatta in the county of Kisumu. She is married to Jorim, a businessman who provides financial support to the family. She is blessed with four children, ages 19, 15, 13 and 12.

Florence sells charcoal, a business she has been doing for the last 15 years. She makes a monthly income of KES 60,000. She has applied for her ninth loan, which she will use to purchase more sacks of charcoal in bulk from the suppliers located outside of Kisumu. She will use the anticipated profits to start a new business.

Her dream is to become a successful entrepreneur and support her family.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Florence to purchase more sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014