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Rose S., aged 38, is a tailor at Mathare north specializing in making covers for chairs, beds and tables. She is married to Joseph Irungu who is a salesman and together they have one daughter — Sharon, aged 16 and in high school. Mathare north is a slum area and Rose’s customers are mostly ladies of low income. She has been running this business for six years and her monthly income is Kshs 11,400 which adds to her husband's income.

Rose was introduced to KADET by the credit officer in charge of Thika Road office. With the Kshs 80000 loan, She plans to purchase covers, fabrics, and threads. She will also use Kshs 15000 from the loan to open another shop in the same area. If this loan boosts her business she will open a much bigger workshop to train, and later employ, other women so that they can also support their families.

In the future, Rose plans to start a tailoring college to empower young ladies from Mathare slum to use their skills to earn income and be independent.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rose to buy fabrics and threads and open another shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2010
Dec 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011