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Mary is 23 years old and married to Julius. They have been blessed with two children, ages 7 and 1 respectively. Mary sells charcoal and has rental houses; she has been in this business for two years.

Currently, Mary earns a monthly income is KES 5,000. She is borrowing a loan of KES 30,000, which she will use to buy more charcoal for her shop.

In the future, she plans to expand her business with the anticipated profits and sell charcoal at wholesale prices. This is her first loan. Her hope for the near future is to buy a plot of land.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mary to purchase more charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014