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Buke is 32 years old, married to Galmo Ali, and they have two school-going children. He has operated his retail shop in Olkalou for the last five years selling things like bedding (mattresses), clay pottery ovens, blankets, buckets and others.

He was introduced to KADET by his friend and this will be his first loan. He plans to add more retail stock to sell, such as more mattresses, basins and buckets for household use which are in demand.

He plans to upgrade his retail shop to a mini-supermarket in the near future and also ensure sustainability of his family with basic needed items.

Additional Information

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 559
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,721,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Buke to buy mattresses, basins and buckets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010