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Charles Mbogo is a 22-year-old matatu (privately opened minibus) operator in Mshomoroni, Mombasa. He is single and has been operating this business for the past three years. He is doing great. Charles was introduced to Kiva partner KADET and this is his second loan to finance his business. He plans to purchase spare parts for his matatu and use the anticipated profits to buy another vehicle. He plans to own several matatus in the future.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,231,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Charles to purchase spare parts for his matatu.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2013