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Boniface sells charcoal in Nairobi. He is 34 years old and single. He has been in this business for seven years now and it has been profitable. Apart from selling retail to locals, he also supplies the charcoal to various hotels and schools.

This is his first loan and he plans to use the amount to buy more stock of charcoal for sell. He wants to have enough stock so that he can meet the high demand from his customers. This will also enable him to make more income with which he will use to expand his business.

Boniface hopes to open another charcoal selling business and thereby make more income and also employ workers to sell and supply charcoal.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Boniface to buy more stock of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013