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Tobiko, 35, is married to Parakuo and supports a family of seven. The children are between three months and 12 years old. Tobiko is a mixed farmer and has been in the business for the last nine years. His monthly income is 15,000 Kenyan shillings (KES).

Tobiko is currently servicing his fifth loan from the Kenya Agency for Development of Enterprise and Technology. This loan, for 80,000 KES, will facilitate land preparation and the purchase of seedlings to plant.

Tobiko plans to use his anticipated profits to diversify into livestock farming and build the family a permanent house. His dream is to improve his family's living standards.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 427
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Tobiko to prepare the land and purchase seedlings to plant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014