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Patriciah is a 37-year-old widowed lady with four children. To make a living and provide for her children, she runs a taxi business and also operates a retail shop to earn extra income. She was previously a farmer. Being the breadwinner in her family, she works hard to meet her children's basic needs, including education. Patriciah has been running her business for 11 years and it has grown since she joined Kiva partner, Faulu Kenya. Her living standards have improved as a result. Patriciah dreams of owning more taxi cars in the future. She has requested a loan of 60,000 KES to buy a gearbox.

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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
  • 1041
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Patriciah to buy a gearbox.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2011
Mar 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012