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Caren A. A. is twenty-nine years old. She is married to a carpenter and they have four children between the ages of eight months and eleven years, for whom they hope to provide a good education to the university level.

Her business is located at Nyalenda in Kisumu. Kisumu is the region in Kenya known for the production of fish from Lake Victoria and is well known as the lake basin. Caren owns a restaurant in which she sells food to construction workers and local people. She has been in this business for six years now and has three employees. She says that this business is profitable, and the only major challenge she has is financial constraints. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.

She is using her loan of 20,000 KES to buy ingredients for making food to sell to her customers. In the future, she hopes to expand her business. She describes herself as an honest and humble lady.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 827
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Caren to buy ingredients for preparing food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Jan 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011