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Update on Samato

For the past two years, Samato has sold Masai clothing and jewelry at the Bissil market, with a monthly income of 22,500 KES.

Samato is requesting a loan of 60,000 KES to purchase more Masai clothing and jewelry to sell. This will be her third loan with KADET LTD. Samato has got very good history with KADET LTD and she paid back her previous loans well and in good time.

Samato plans to use the profits from her loan to expand her business and open a boutique selling Masai-ware. In the future, she hopes to own a big store selling Masai clothing and souvenirs to tourists.

Previous Loan Details

Samato is 28 years old and married with three children ages two, four and seven. For the past two years, she has sold Masai clothing and jewelry at the Bissil market. Samato earns a monthly salary of 20,500 KES. Samato is requesting a loan of 40,000 KES to purchase more Masai clothing and jew... More from Samato's previous loan »

Additional Information

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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 723
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Samato to buy Masai clothing and jewelry to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Samato. It was first posted on Kiva on Jun, 2011. Learn More