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Lilian Atieno
Lilian is the mother of three, and works hard vending shoes in the Oile market at Kisumu. She has operated her own business for the past three years. Lilian works hard to keep her prices stable in order to attract both returning and new customers. Lilian is requesting a loan in order to purchase a larger variety of footwear, and to also expand her business.


Lilian faces many challenges in operating her business, the foremost being carrying her inventory via public transportation. While the twenty minute ride on the public buses puts Lilian at risk for theft, she continues for the sake of her children’s education and wellbeing.

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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.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 937
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,080,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD