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Emakina Self-Help Group
In this Group: George, Rose, Maroline, Rosemary, George, Berdard, Stephen, Elvas, Samson, Fredrick, Henry, Richard, Benjamin, Fred
George O. is a young Kenyan father aged 30 with 2 children. He also lives with 1 orphan child of his late brother who perished 2 years ago.

George started his business 3 years ago after accumulating savings from his former work place in a local petrol station in Busia town. He currently deals in men’s second-hand shoes but would like to diversify to children's and ladies' collections as well.

Being the bread winner for his family, it would enable him to support his family better. With the little profit that he gets from the business, George is still able to provide his family the basic needs of life. With the help of his loan, George will be able to purchase more second-hand shoes to enable him boost his business 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
  • 606
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Emakina Self-Help Group's $2,325 loan helped a member to purchase shoes in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2008
May 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2009