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Mbithi is 40 years old, married and a member of Faulu Kenya under the Bombolulu group. He runs a "matatu" (van) transport business in the Kibera slums. He has been engaged in this business for five years. Currently, he has employed two people. He hopes that someday he will open his own transport company. He sees himself being a successful businessman in the next five years. He has requested a loan of 80,000 Kenya shillings to buy paint and repair his van.

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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
  • 562
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mbithi to buy paint and repair his van.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2012