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Hesborn is 40 years old, married, and a father of 5 children, aged 23, 21, 18, 15 and 12 years old. His spouse is Beatrice, who is a small scale farmer but contributes to the family’s total income. Hesborn owns a timber yard where he sells timber to other traders. This business has been in operation for a period of 2 years, earning a monthly income of about Kshs 28,000.

Hesborn has just joined KADET LTD and borrowed a loan of Kshs 20,000. He wishes to use this amount to purchase trees for felling into timber. The profits will be used to pay school fees for his school-going children as well as repaying his borrowed amount.

He hopes to expand his business and own a plot of land.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $50,341,275
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  • 99.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Hesborn to purchase trees for timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012