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Rosemary
Rosemary O. is a 27-year-old married mother of 2 children. She has spent two years learning the art of dressmaking/embroidery and has offered her tailoring services within her community in Kisumu, Kenya since 2002. She specializes in making women’s dresses, men’s shirts and also embroidery. Despite the stiff competition in her area, Rosemary has always been able to attract old and new customers. She constantly updates her materials to keep up with the current fashions, offers a wide selection of patterns and maintains a good stock to meet her customers’ demands. Her hard work, years of experience and well-established client base ensure that her business will continue to succeed. She plans to use three quarters of her next loan of US $ 800 to buy new patterns and materials, and save the remaining amount into her account to use in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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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.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,776,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD