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Mary is a 42 year-old business lady, she is married to Musili who is her spouse. They are blessed with three children ages 16, 14 and 8 years old respectively. She has been running a retail shop for the past five years with a monthly income of KES 5,000 which she uses to support the family needs.

She is applying for her first loan from Kiva partner KADET after being introduced by a KADET staff member. Mary will use the loan to add a stock of rice, sugar and wheat flour.

With the anticipated profit from the business, she will educate her children and expand the business. Her hopes and dreams are to buy commercial land and build rental houses.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 742
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary to add stock of rice, sugar and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012