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Bernard is a father of four who lives with his wife and children in Machakos. He operates a Mutongoni cafeteria to provide for his family. His wife assists him to run the business along with two other employees. Bernard has the skills to run a cafeteria because he was previously employed in a hotel. He also operates a taxi business to supplement his family’s income.

Bernard, who has been running his cafeteria for twenty five years, joined a group called Ushindi Thiliu in Faulu, Kenya. He saves his money with the group on a weekly basis. He has requested a loan of 40,000 KES to buy wheat flour, sugar and cooking fat as ingredients for cooking. He hopes to buy another car for his taxi business to increase his income.

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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
  • 560
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,827,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bernard to buy wheat flour, sugar and cooking fat as ingredients for cooking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011