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Carolyne is a 32-year-old mother from Kakamega, which is located in the western part of Kenya. She supports three people in her family and is married to Bernard, who is a farmer and supports the family by providing the income. She has two children who are ten and five years old.

Carolyne has a retail shop which she has been running for the last seven years and gets a monthly income of KES 5,600. She has applied for her third loan which she will use to purchase goods like sugar, salt, cooking oil and bar soap to sell. She will use the anticipated profit to plough back into the business.

Carolyne's dream is to have a big business and take good care of her family.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 708
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Carolyne to purchase goods like sugar, salt, cooking oil and bar soap to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014