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Charles is a 30-year-old businessman who runs a cafeteria to earn a living. He also sells second-hand shoes to supplement his income. Most of his time he spends on selling shoes so he has employed four people to help him run the cafeteria. Prior to this, he was selling second-hand clothes. He hopes that someday, he will open a hotel.

Charles is very grateful to Kiva partner, Faulu Kenya, because he has received training in customer care from them. This has meant that he has been able to attract many customers to his business and his income has increased. He has requested a loan of 80,000 KES to buy a freezer, utensils and cooking ingredients and to install electricity in his business premises.

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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
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Charles to buy a freezer, utensils and cooking ingredients, plus install electricity in business premises.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2011
Mar 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012