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Joyce R. is forty four years old, single and has one child aged sixteen years old who she hopes will become a pilot some day. Her business is located at Tassia, a residential area in Nairobi. She has been selling house decor such as teddy bears and curtains to the local people for the last fifteen years. She has managed to employ thirty one people. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is how to reduce fraud by the employees. She works very hard to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of Kes 50,000 to buy more items too meet customer demand and to expand her business. She hopes to grow her business until its able to make Kes 5,000,000 as income. She describes herself as an aggressive business woman.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 545
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Joyce to buy supplies of assorted goods including curtains and teddy bears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2010