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Japhesa is a 43-year-old secondhand clothing dealer in Kongowea, Mombasa, Kenya. He is a married man whose spouse provides additional income, and together they support three people.

This loan will be his second to finance his business. Japhesa will use the loan to purchase bales of secondhand jackets and raincoat, which will be in demand for the coming season. He will use the anticipated profit to expand his shop. He hopes to succeed in this business and become a wholesale trader of secondhand clothes.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 871
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Japhesa to purchase bales of secondhand jackets and raincoats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014