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Samuel is a carpenter who lives in Changamwe, Kenya. He has been involved in this trade for the last seven years. He does wood work and employs two other people in his business. Samuel makes furniture of all types; he does general construction, and he also looks for and fulfills tenders for additional work.

Samuel is married and has two children in school. Samuel was introduced to Milango by a friend. He is applying for a loan of 93,850 Kenya shillings to purchase more materials for his business, such as wood and nails. His ambition is to construct his own rental houses.

The main challenges of the business are price fluctuations and the seasonality of customers. He believes the income from this business will help him educate his children.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 373
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Samuel to buy more materials for his carrpentry business, such as wood and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013