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Dorine O. is 21 years old and married with a young daughter, Linda. She sells fish, Nile perch and omena (fingerlings), in the Kawangware area of Nairobi. She has been in business for four years and describes herself as a very focused and hardworking young woman.

Dorine successfully paid off a previous loan from Faulu for 20,000 KES. She says since she joined Faulu, she has been able to expand her trade and is now renting larger business premises. Dorine is requesting this loan for 40,000 KES from Faulu to buy more fish to sell. In the future, she hopes to become a supplier for the entire region and so be able to buy more household goods.

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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
  • 556
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Dorine to buy more fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010