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Idi B. M. is 42 years old, married and has five children between the ages of two and 22. His business is located at Changamwe estate in Mombasa,Kenya, which is the coastal region of Kenya and well known for its many tourist attractions as well as the Indian Ocean's white beaches. He owns a hardware store in which he sells such items as lubricants and paints to the local residents. He has been in this business for the last three years. He says that this business is profitable and the major challenge he faces is financial constraints. He works very hard to keep his business doing well. He is requesting a loan of 80,000 KES to buy more paints and lubricants to expand his business. He hopes to own a big yard where he will locate a bigger business. He describes himself as a very determined and focused man.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 563
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  • $49,761,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Idi to purchase paints and lubricants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Dec 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012