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Benson is 50 years old, married, and supports a family of four. He runs a retail shop in Kapsabet town and this has been his income-generating business for the last four years. He gets an average monthly income of KES. 15,000.

He has borrowed a loan of KES. 30,000, and with this loan he intends to purchase more stock for his retail shop, i.e., a 50kg bag of sugar, 50kg of cooking fat, 100 bar soaps, and two bags of rice. He anticipates getting profits which he intends use to expand his business by increasing his stock to meet his clients' demand.

Benson hopes and dreams of saving money to enable him to pay school fees for his children as well as expand his business to a general goods wholesale shop.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 991
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Benson to buy more stock for his retail shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013