to goal

Donate $35 or more, get $25 to lend!

Your donation helps cover Kiva's costs. Give today and make tomorrow even better. Why donate?



Total loan: $275


Flag of Kenya
Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya / Retail

Joshua's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to add a stock of household products, such as soap, cooking oil, and tissues, among others, to boost his business.

Joshua's story

Joshua is a hardworking, happily married Kenyan man, who has been blessed with four children and a loving wife. To support his family, he runs a general store and meets his family's basic needs. The business employs casual laborers, such as off-loaders, who make a living from it.

He is requesting a loan that will enable him to add more stock to his business to ensure that he meets his customers’ demands and grows his business. This will enable him to increase his revenue and lift his family's living standards. His joy comes when he is interacting with his customers, as this enables him to grow his customer base.

He intends to use his profits to pay back the loan and grow his business. His dreams are to see his children succeed and to give them a good education, like any loving parent, and to expand his business.