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Omore Jenga Self-Help Group
In this Group: Oscar, Margaret, Yunis, Rose, Nancy, Millicent, Carolina, Millicent, Paul, Josephat, Bernard
Oscar O. is an average-aged man who is married with a wife and six children.

He owns a small retail shop which he started ten years ago, after accumulating savings from the little money he earned while working as a shelf attendant for a supermarket. Oscar’s small retail shop sells household goods that his customers can use on a daily basis. The shop mostly stocks food and toiletries.

Oscar is a hardworking man. From the little profits that he gets from his business, he is still able to feed, clothe, and educate his children. With the help of the loan, Oscar will be able to add more stock for his business, which he hopes will generate more income. His long-term business vision is to open up a wholesale unit in the future.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 589
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,780,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 61.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Omore Jenga Self-Help Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to purchase more stock for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009