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Samwuel is 46 years old and married with five children. He sells charcoal in the Mathare slums and employs one person. He's been in business for 13 years and has successfully completed several previous loans. He also runs a photography business and has his own studio. He is now requesting a loan of Kes. 50,000 to buy charcoal worth Kes. 40,000 and film and batteries for his photography studio.

In the future, Samuel hopes to set up a distribution centre for charcoal in the area and invest in a car to transport charcoal from the source. He would also like to own a home. He describes himself as persevering, hardworking, and goal-oriented and says that loans from Faulu have kept his business productive enough to feed his family.

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About Faulu Kenya

Faulu Kenya aims to empower Kenyans by providing relevant financial solutions. Faulu is a sustainable and profitable microfinance institution that offers savings and credit services to over 225,000 Kenyans. Faulu recently became the first MFI in Kenya to be licensed as a Deposit-Taking Micro-Finance Company, which will enable Faulu to better serve its clients.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 403
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Samwuel to buy more charcoal, film and batteries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010