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Ongaroi Jua Kali Self-Help Group
In this Group: Rosemary, Mary, Evelyn, Richard, Vincent, Leonard, Martin, Vincent, George
Rosemary I. is an average woman aged 30 with 3 children. She also lives with 1 orphan child of her late brother who perished 2 years ago.

Rosemary started her business 3 years ago after accumulating savings from her former work place in a local hospital located in Busia town. She currently deals in ladies' shoes but would like to diversify to include children's and men’s collections as well. Being the 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, Rosemary still struggles to pay her house rent and to feed and clothe her children. But with the help of her loan, Rosemary will be able to add more stock of second-hand shoes 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
  • 708
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ongaroi Jua Kali Self-Help Group's $2,875 loan helped a member to purchase more second-hand shoes for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2008
May 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2009