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Mary is a 62-year-old charcoal dealer and green grocer in Ujamaa Likoni Mombasa, Kenya. She is married and her husband supplies additional income. Together they support four children. She has been in the charcoal business for the last twenty years and has done well.

She is requesting her second loan to purchase sacks for charcoal, and fresh fruits for her green grocer shop. She will use the anticipated profits to pay her loan and she hopes to expand her business in future.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 720
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mary to purchase sacks of charcoal, and fresh fruits for her grocery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014