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Tabu is 34 years old, a fishmonger in Mariakani, Mombasa. She is a married mother of four who has been in this business for the last ten years and she is doing well.

This being her fifth loan, she will use the requested loan to purchase additional sacks of dry fish which locally known as 'omena' before the ban is lifted on the lake.

She will use the anticipated profit to repay her loan. Her previous loans were repaid successfully and she hopes to have a happy family life.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 435
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Tabu to purchase additional sacks of dry fish ('omena') before the ban is lifted on the lake.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014