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Obomo Getembe Kiagasuku Group
In this Group: Serpine, Charles, Askah, Jackline, Joseph, John, Zachary, Samuel, Julius, David, Henry, Shadrack

Serpine B. is a young Kenyan mother. She is 28 years old with three children. She also lives with the orphaned child of her late sister, who perished two years ago.

Serpine started her business three years ago after accumulating savings from her former workplace. She currently sells ladies' shoes but would like to diversify her inventory by adding children's and men’s collections. As the breadwinner of her family, this would enable her to support both her children and her husband, who does not have a job.

With the little profit that she gets from the business, Serpine still struggles to pay the house rent and feed, clothe, and educate her children. With the help of her loan, she will be able to add more stock and increase her monthly sales.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 867
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 61.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Obomo Getembe Kiagasuku Group's $4,275 loan helped a member to purchase more shoes in bulk to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 3, 2009