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Josphine is 37 years old and married with five children between the ages of nine and sixteen. She has a business selling fish in the Kawangware area of Nairobi. She sells Tilapia and has been in business for fifteen years. She describes herself as a very focused and determined woman.

She successfully completed a previous loan from the Kiva field partner, Faulu, for 20,000 KES and says since she joined Faulu she has been able to expand her business and is now also selling clothing. She requested this loan of 40,000 KES from Faulu to buy more fish to sell. In the future, she hopes to have a full clothing shop and become a wholesale fish supplier.

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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
  • 409
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Josphine add stock of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010