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Michael is a 28-year-old man from Shienwe location in Kakamega region, which is located in the western part of Kenya. He is a married man with one child who is four years old.

He is a carpenter. He has been doing this for the last eight years and gets a monthly income of KES 10,000 for his struggle. He has applied for his first loan with VisionFund Kenya, which he will use for materials like timber. He will use the anticipated income and plow it back into the business.

He has a dream of developing his business so as to become more strong to help him support his family.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Kenya

VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 710
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Michael to purchase more timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014