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John is a 38 year-old businessman. He is married to Agnes. John has been in the quarrying business (stones for construction) for the past three years in Murera, in the central part of Kenya. His monthly income is KES. 6,000. He is applying for his first loan of Ksh.10,000. He will use it to buy quarrying tools.

John plans to use the anticipated profit to sustain his family and to improve their living conditions. His hopes and dreams are to own a mining factory and at the moment he is looking for a Kiva lender to help him realize this dream.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 574
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped John to buy quarrying tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2012