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Jacob Wanambisi

Update on Jacob Wanambisi

Jacob used his previous loan to to buy more firewood and 10 bags of charcoal, got into the brick-making business, and supplied bricks to people who are building and to developing plots.

Right now, his monthly income from the business is 60000 KES. He is borrowing a loan of 60000 KES, which he intends to use to purchase more stock of firewood.

He will pay his kids' school fees with the anticipated profits from the business.

Previous Loan Details

Jacob Wanambisi W. is a 69-year-old man who is married to Doreen Wanambisi. They have ten children between 10 and 28 years old. They live in Maili Saba Kitale-Kenya. He sells firewood and charcoal. He has been in this business for the past eight years and he is now able make a monthly profit of K... More from Jacob Wanambisi's previous loan »

Additional Information

About VisionFund Kenya

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.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 371
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,310,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Jacob Wanambisi to buy more firewood and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014