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Lucas is a 25-year-old man from Kisumu City, Western Kenya. He is married to Josephine, a housewife, and they have a four-month-old baby.
Lucas operates a stall from which he sells various home products – for example, torches, radios, CDs and many more items. He has been running this business for the last five years and he makes a monthly income of 30,000 KES.
Lucas joined Kiva partner KADET recently and has been awarded with a first loan, which he will use to buy CDs, torches, power extensions, and other items. He will use the profits to expand his business because he hopes to own a big shop selling home products at wholesale.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lucas to buy a stock of home products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012