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Kenda Kaala Self-Help Group
In this Group: Evelyn, Stephen, Vincent, Stephen, Stephen, Dancan, Charles, Fredrick, Elizabeth, Polyne, Judith, Pacilliisah, Roseline, Penina, Imelda
Evelyn A. is a young Kenyan woman aged 30 with 3 children. She also lives with 2 orphan children of her late brother who perished 2 years ago.

Evelyn started her business 3 years ago after accumulating savings from her former work place. She currently operates a small retail shop in the neighborhood where she resides with her family, located in Busia district. She would like to expand her business and start operating a wholesale shop. As she is the primary bread winner for her family, it would enable her to support both her children and her husband, who has a low-paying job. With the little profit that she gets from the business, Evelyn still struggles to feed, clothe, and educate her children and to pay her house rent. With the help of her loan, Evelyn will be able to increase her shop's stock to enable her to boost 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
  • 791
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kenda Kaala Self-Help Group's $2,225 loan helped a member to increase her shop's stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2008
May 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009