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Benson lives in the Malindi area of Coast province, Kenya. He is a married business man. He owns a retail shop, a business which he has been operating for two years. Besides this, he also sells water.

He learned about Milango through a friend, and he joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations. The challenge he is facing is bad debts owed by his customers.

Benson is applying for a loan of 21,100 Kenyan shillings, to buy additional stock of retail items for his inventory, like soap, flour, milk, and cooking fat. The extra income from the loan will be added to his savings, to improve the living standard of his family. His aspiration is to grow the business into a wholesale operation.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 843
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Benson to buy additional stock of retail items, like soap, flour, milk, and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013