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John is 49 years old, married, and blessed with five children aged 30, 26, 18, 12, and eight years. He sells charcoal and firewood, a business he started five years ago, and earns a monthly income of KES 20,000.

He has requested a loan of KES 20,000 to purchase 15 sacks of charcoal for sale. The profit he makes will help him educate his children.

His dream is to continue with this business as well as educate his children. This is his first loan.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped John to purchase 15 sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2012