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Mercy is a resident of Kongowea of Coast province, Kenya. She is married and has four children, all of whom attend school. Mercy owns a tailoring shop, a business that she has been running for 22 years. Besides this, she also sells detergents.

Mercy learned about Milango Financial Services from an employee; she joined the institution with an aim of accessing credit to improve the operations of her business. Her main challenge is bad debt.

Mercy is applying for a loan of KES 32,600 (Kenya shillings) to purchase materials and sewing equipment, like needles, thread, etc., and raw materials/chemicals to make detergents.

The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to improve the living standard of the family. Mercy aspires to own a training center.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 726
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mercy to buy materials for her tailoring shop, like needles, thread, etc., and to buy raw materials to make detergents for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Dec 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013