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James is 39 years old and supports seven people. James runs a small scale farming business and a retail shop. He has been in these businesses for the last two years and his monthly income from the businesses is KES 30,000.

He is borrowing a loan of KES 60,000, which he intends to use to purchase farm inputs for this year's planting season and a few items for his retail shop like wheat flour and sugar.

He plans to use the additional income to invest back into the business and to purchase farm machinery.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 401
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped James to buy wheat flour and sugar to sell and to buy farm inputs for use on his farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014