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Lucy is a fifty-five-year-old married woman with eight children aged between twelve and thirty-one. She describes herself as a principled woman. She operates a retail shop and for the past seven years has sold home product such as rice, milk, bread, sugar and cooking fat to local residents in a strategic area. She faces a challenge of insufficient capital and has therefore applied for a loan of KES 20,000 to purchase more stocks of rice, bread, and cooking fat. She sees her business expanding and opening job opportunities in the next five years.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 682
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lucy to buy more stocks of sugar, rice, bread, and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012