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Elizabeth is 25 years old, married, and a mother of three children aged seven, four, and two years. She sells charcoal, a business she started 10 years ago and earns a monthly income of KES 37,000.

She has requested her first loan worth KES 20,000 to purchase more sacks of charcoal for sale. The anticipated profit will aid her in buying additional stock for her business and also paying the school fees for her children.

Her dream is to see her business expand in order to create job opportunities to the youth in her society. She also hopes to help the needy.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 843
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  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Elizabeth to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013