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Benard O. K. is twenty-nine years old, married and has three children. He sells books to the college students, pupils and parents of school going children. His business is located off the highway in Oile market in Kisumu, Kenya. He has been doing this business for the last fifteen years and admits there are challenges of competition, bad weather and harrassment by the city council.

However, he is determined to grow his business and open his up his own bookshop in town. He is using his loan to buy more books to sell and he hopes to be the leading seller of reading materials. He is hardworking, patient and honest.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Bernard to purchase books.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011