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Christine is a farmer in Makueni town where she plants cash crops such as maize, vegetables and fruit. She also keeps livestock. She is 57 years old, married to Phillip, and they have been blessed with two grown-up children who are now independent. Christine has been in the farming business for five years and earns a monthly income of 10,500 Kenyan shillings.

This is her 5th loan and she will use the amount to buy farm inputs for use in her farm. These include seeds and pesticides. She will also use part of the loan for pruning expenses. She will use the anticipated profits to install electricity in her house.

In future Christine hopes to be financially independent and able to cater for her family's needs.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Christine to buy farm inputs such as seeds and pesticides as well as for pruning expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2014