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Jaffar M. is a married man with eight children between the ages of 22 and 6 years old. He describes himself as kind and smart. His business is located in Likoni estate in Mombasa, Kenya. Mombasa is in the coastal region of Kenya and is well known for its many many tourist attraction sites – not forgetting the Indian Ocean's white beaches.

Jaffar supplies water to local people. Besides that, he owns some rental houses. He has been in business for 20 years now. He says that his business is profitable and his major challenge is financial constraint. Nevertheless, he works very hard to keep his business doing well. He is using his loan of 50,000 Kenyan shillings to diversify into a transport business by buying a motorbike. He hopes to grow his business and improve the living standards of his family.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 419
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Jaffar to buy a motorbike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012