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Mary is a mother of two and lives in Makongeni in Thika, a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Nairobi. Mary owns a retail shop which sells household items, drinks and local snacks such as mandazis (flat doughnuts). She has been doing this for the last three years. Mary uses the business to support her family and now wants to borrow KES 50,000 to increase the stock in her shop.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Mary to purchase stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2009
Aug 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 25, 2010