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Update on Linet

Linet's school is running well. She was able to provide desks and chairs from the previous loan. As a result of the increased enrollment, she looks forward to supplying textbooks.

She is therefore applying for a loan of 43,150 Kenya shillings to buy her school textbooks. Linet believes this will help put the school at par with some of the public schools in the area.

Previous Loan Details

Linet is a resident of Kongowea, Kenya. She is a married mother of six children; five of whom are in school. Linet owns a nursery/preschool, which has been in operation for a year. She walked from house to house inviting students to join her school. Most of these students could not afford fees.... More from Linet's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1020
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Linet to purchase textbooks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Linet. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More