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Paulinah is 45 years old and a mother of three children. She has a polythene selling business in Tala town. She has been in the business for three years and it is profitable. Besides this business, she also keeps dairy livestock.

This is her first loan term and she plans to use the amount to buy more stock of polythene bags to sell in her business. Most of her customers are traders from the marketplace. She anticipates generating more income which she will use to pay school fees for her children. She also plans to use part of the loan amount to buy feeds for her livestock.

Paulinah hopes to expand her business by supplying polythene bags to other market traders in other areas of Tala town.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Paulinah to buy more stock of polythene bags to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013