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Esther is a 49-year-old business lady; she is a single mother of two children. She has been running a retail shop and she has also been employed as town clerk in Embu for the past ten years, with a monthly income of 16,000 KES, which she uses to support her family.

She is applying for her first loan from KADET, after being introduced by a KADET staff member. Esther will use the loan to buy consumer goods like sugar, rice and maize meal for her retail shop.

With the anticipated profit from the business she will educate her children. Her hopes and dreams are to open a wholesale shop and improve the living standard of her family.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 808
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Esther to buy consumer goods like sugar, rice and maize meal for her retail shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2013