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Baria owns rental houses in Nairobi, and she has been in this business for the past four years. She is 54 years old, a widow with four children. She currently makes a monthly income of Kenya Shillings 40,000 KES (Kenya Shillings). This is her sixth loan term, and she plans to use the loan to buy building materials, repair her rental houses, and build more. These materials include sand, ballast, paint and cement. She anticipates that she will generate more profits, which she will use to buy a plot of land and build more rental houses. Baria hopes to invest more in the rental business and eventually to build a permanent house for her family.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 378
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Baria to repair her rental houses and build more of them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014