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Catherine
Catherine M. is a married lady. She has two children, aged twelve years old and four months old. She and her husband hope to give their children a quality education to the university level. Her business is located at the busy Mwingi market, though she is served by the thika branch office. Thika is the region in Kenya known for production of pineapples.

Catherine makes curtains and clothes, as per customer orders, since she is a tailor. She has been in this business for ten years now. She says that this business is profitable and the major challenge she has is high prices for materials. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of KES 20,000 to buy materials to make more clothes to sell and to meet her customer's demands. She hopes to grow her business and to be able to make clothes to sell to many more customers. She also hopes to provide employment to many people. She sees herself building her own house. She describes herself as courageous, social and hardworking.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1013
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Catherine materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2010
Listed
Oct 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011