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Evelyn M. L. is forty-two years old and married. Her husband is a mason and they have five children aged between twenty-one years old and five years old. Her business is located at Mariakani market in Mombasa, Kenya. Mombasa is the coastal region of Kenya and is well known for its many many tourist attractions not, forgetting the Indian Ocean's white beaches.

Evelyn has been providing tailoring services for the last fifteen years to the local people and has two employees. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is creditors who don't pay their debts at all and don't even come to pick the clothes made as per their request. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well.

She is using her loan of Kes 20,000 to buy more materials to meet the customer demand. She hopes to grow her business and build her own premises where she will be running her business. She sees herself being able to export clothes in future. She describes herself as sociable and God-fearing.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 605
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Evelyn materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011