Rose P. is a 46 year old widow who lives with her three children in Rongo, Kenya. Rose trained as a nurse in the year 1986. After her training she worked with the government for 8 years. She opened her own clinic in 1994 in Rongo town .She offers general curative services, family planning, counseling, and maternal and child health care services, and also has integrated a pharmacy and laboratory. Rose attributes her success to hard work, perseverance and assistance from KMET’s microfinance loan. She has been able to renovate her facility, purchase stock of drugs and improves the quality of care she provides. Rose plans to purchase stock drugs for her pharmacy, move the facility to a more spacious place with the US $1200 she is applying for.
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.