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Hellen is a 33-year-old mother from the western part of Kenya and is married to Julius, who also supports the family. She and her husband are blessed with three children who are 16, 13 and 5 years old.

Hellen is a fish monger and she has been doing the business for the past four years, comfortably making a monthly income of Kes 8,000.

She is currently taking her third loan with KADET LTD, which she will use to increase the stock of fish for resale. She will use the anticipated profits to invest back into the business and start another business.

She has a dream of becoming a successful businesswoman and educate her children to the highest level possible.

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VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 398
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,332,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hellen to purchase more fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014