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Dogo R. is thirty-six years old and a married mother of three. She lives with her family in Bamburi, a densely populated town in Mombasa where she runs a charcoal and firewood store. She has been in this business for the last five years.

Dogo is requesting her first loan from KADET, one of Kiva's field partners, and with the money she plans to increase her charcoal and firewood stock. Apart from her charcoal business, Dogo also offers catering services to supplement her income. Her main customers are area residents of Bamburi.

She hopes to own a transport vehicle in the future and also hopes to build a spacious and sheltered store for her stock.

About KADET:
The Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and Technology (KADET) is committed to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to rural communities in order to relieve suffering and improve living conditions within those communities.

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About VisionFund Kenya

VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 744
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,794,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Dogo to increase her stock of charcoal and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010