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Menyikwa Jua-Kali Group
In this Group: Wilfred, Sarah, Peter, Jane, Rose, Agnes, Zephaniah, Thomas, Martha, Edward, Hyline, Isaac
Wilfred is a leader and member of Menyikwa Jua Kali Self-Help Group. He is a motorcycle taxi driver and is married with two young children. Wilfred enjoys working for himself and appreciates that he doesn't have to carry stock for his business like others in his group do. He says that he makes around 600-1000 schillings per day ($9-15). His expenses include licenses, fuel, oil, and general maintenance. Wilfred is grateful for the fact that his loans have enabled him to own his home, buy food, and save for his children's future school fees.

With this loan Wilfred hopes to purchase an additional motorbike and employ a driver on commission. Eventually, he would like to have a fleet of vehicles under his ownership. Since the area of Kisii is rugged and contoured, the town has a high demand for small transportation vehicles.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 68.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Menyikwa Jua-Kali Group's $4,575 loan helped a member to purchase another motobike and expand taxi services.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2009