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James is a 37-year-old married man with three children, two of whom attend school. He has been a mechanic for twelve years and has two employees who assist him in the business. He also runs a general store to add to his income. He is married to a businesswoman and together they support their family. He hopes to expand his business and open other outlets in the future. He has requested a loan of kes 40,000 from Faulu Kenya to buy a grinding machine, a spray gun and other equipment.

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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
  • 448
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped James to purchase a grinding machine, spray gun and other equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011