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Elizabeth
Elizabeth A. is a 29-year-old married mother of 4 living children. She lives with her husband in Kisumu, Kenya. She initiated her retail shop business in 2006. She sells essential items such as bread, rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, etc. Her hard work, perseverance, good reputation, and 2 years in business, coupled with a well established client base, ensure that her business will continue to grow. She has applied for a loan of US$350 to help her purchase additional stock of essential commodities for sale.



Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

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Please note that this Field Partner started working with Kiva before certain core risk and due diligence policies were put into place and therefore does not meet our current minimum risk criteria (K-Met has less than 1,000 borrowers and has not submitted recent audited financial statements to Kiva). K-Met is a unique microfinance organization that targets private health care providers and community health workers as a means to fulfill its mission of promoting development in underserved communities through innovative health and education programs. Private providers are given loans to upgrade their facilities and community health workers, who volunteer through K-Met, are given access to loan funds to grow their businesses and as a means of incentivizing them to remain involved in community health work with K-Met. Kiva was K-Met’s first external lender and the organization is rated a Kiva Star Rating of 1, which is the riskiest level. As a result of K-Met’s strong social mission and unique approach to microfinance and health, Kiva believes that loans to borrowers with K-Met may still be of interest to Kiva lenders, despite the increased risk, and has allowed the organization to continue fundraising on Kiva.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 314
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,138,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 67.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD