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Milkah, age 24 (shown here with her husband), is a creative and focused individual. She is a dressmaker and also earns a small additional income by keeping livestock, a venture made possible by her involvement with Faulu Kenya. She and her husband have two children, one of whom is enrolled in school.

Milkah has been making and selling dresses for the last six years. Her goal is to expand her business over the next five years and to create employment opportunities for other people.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of 50,000 Kenya shillings so as to buy a sewing machine.

Additional Information

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
  • 843
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 92.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Milkah to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 1, 2013