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Patricia Etiang’ is a farmer who plants and sells vegetables, a business she started in 2002 after quitting poultry farming. She buys her seedlings twice a year from the nearest market.

She is 42 years old, married and the mother of eight (8) children. She lives in Igara in the Busia District.
Patricia started her business to generate income with a plan of expanding it to generate enough income to be able to educate her children for a better future. In this regard, Patricia would like to get a loan worth Ksh.10,000 to be able to achieve all these goals.

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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
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD