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Lucy has a grocery business in Nakuru town, and the business has been profitable, enabling her to provide for the needs of her family. She is 36 years old and a single mother of four schooling children.

This is her second loan, and she plans to use the loan amount to buy vegetables, such as cabbages, spinach and kale, to resell. She also plans to buy more stock of fruits, which include bananas, oranges, mangoes and watermelons. Part of the amount will also be used to buy milk to resell.

Lucy hopes to grow her business and open a bigger grocery store in town, to make more income and to be able to provide for her family.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 708
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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 $475 helped Lucy to buy vegetables, fruits and milk to resell in her grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013