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Samuel, a married man who lives in Changamwe, Kenya, owns a carpentry shop. He started the business fifteen years ago. He has continued to supply finished wood works to customers who live in the area. He is a married father of four children, three of whom are in school. He employs three other people in the business.

Samuel was introduced to Milango by his friend and decided to join in order to access credit. He is applying for a loan of 62,650 Kenyan shillings to purchase timber and machines. His main challenges are inflation and competition. Samuel has set his sights on owning a large store or factory in the future, where he will deal in or make wood works.

He will use the extra income he earns by investing his loan, to invest for his family's future needs and also to pay for the school fees of his children.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 383
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  • $50,332,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD