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Dr. Kigoonya
Dr. W. is a general practitioner managing his own private facility in Machakos, Kenya. He is 53 years old and lives with his wife and two children. He trained as a medical doctor from 1974 to 1979 and initially worked with the government for 10 years.

In 1989 Dr. W. set up his own clinic in Machakos town (pictured). He offers a wide range of services including general curative services, family planning, and maternal and child health services. He also runs a pharmacy, a laboratory, and a theatre.

Dr. W. attributes his success to hard work, perseverance, and assistance from KMET’s previous two microfinance loans. He needs another US $1200 to purchase stocks of drugs and integrate other services into his facility.

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Please note that this Field Partner started working with Kiva before certain core risk and due diligence policies were put into place and therefore does not meet our current minimum risk criteria (K-Met has less than 1,000 borrowers and has not submitted recent audited financial statements to Kiva). K-Met is a unique microfinance organization that targets private health care providers and community health workers as a means to fulfill its mission of promoting development in underserved communities through innovative health and education programs. Private providers are given loans to upgrade their facilities and community health workers, who volunteer through K-Met, are given access to loan funds to grow their businesses and as a means of incentivizing them to remain involved in community health work with K-Met. Kiva was K-Met’s first external lender and the organization is rated a Kiva Star Rating of 1, which is the riskiest level. As a result of K-Met’s strong social mission and unique approach to microfinance and health, Kiva believes that loans to borrowers with K-Met may still be of interest to Kiva lenders, despite the increased risk, and has allowed the organization to continue fundraising on Kiva.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1032
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD