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Catherine O. is a 36 year old single mother of two children ages ten and six. She is in the business of charcoal selling in Mikindani, Mombasa, Kenya. For the last year the business has been doing well and Catherine plans to boost the stock of charcoal with this, her second loan. Catherine hopes to expand from selling charcoal only and also to sell cereals as a secondary business with the anticipated profit. In future she hopes to buy a truck and use it for transporting charcoal and firewood into Mombasa.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 611
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Catherine to purchase stock of charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011