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Ruth is fifty-two years old, and a widow. She has children older than eighteen who are all independent. She runs a grocery shop that has existed for the past five years and which gives her a monthly income of KES 20,300. she also sells second-hand clothes as a secondary business.

Ruth has requested a loan of KES 70,000 to buy more stock of assorted cereals for sale. The profit from her business will help her to open a hotel. Her dream is to create employment for others as well as to save enough for old age.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1010
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Ruth to buy more grocery products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013