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Joyce is 42 years old and married to a teacher. She sells household goods, both in wholesale and retail. She was previously employed as a teacher before she started her business.

She mainly earns her income by knitting sweaters and scarves. She gets her orders from schools. She joined Vision Corner self help group with Faulu Kenya, in order to access capital more easily. This is because the group members guarantee each other loans. So far, she has managed to service one loan from Faulu Kenya. She has applied for another loan, worth Kes. 40,000, from Faulu Kenya. She plans to buy knitting yarn, materials and accessories for knitting sweaters and scarves. She hopes to improve her business and create employment for the youth.

Additional Information

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
  • 77.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Joyce to buy knitting yarn, materials and accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2010
May 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 21, 2011