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Brighter Mothers Group
In this Group: Teresia, Faith, Ann, Judith Wangechi, Phylis Kabura, Jane, Margaret, Faith, Esther Njeri, Agnes
Brighter Mothers is a group of women who live in Murang'a county, located in central Kenya. The group was formed in February 2012 with an aim of pooling members' funds to enable them start up a small business. They opened a stall to sell charcoal and have been successfully running this small business since April 2012. Individual members share the profits from this business. They took their first loan to purchase energy-saving cook stoves to sell concurrently with the charcoal. This was successful and they were able to fully pay back their loan. As a result, other women from Murang'a county have been able to take advantage of energy-saving cook stoves. This has created more awareness and cook stoves are in high demand in the region. The group has taken a second loan to purchase more cook stoves to meet the demand from the region. Part of the loan will also be used to purchase solar lamps as a introductory product in this region.The loan will be paid in 12 months.

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About Visionary Empowerment Programme

Visionary Empowerment Programme (VEP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to build their own enterprises through microfinance, training and other development services. In addition to providing loans to groups of borrowers, it works with established organizations to encourage installation of biogas digesters, solar energy products, clean cooking stoves and other technologies that reduce costs, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 744
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Brighter Mothers Group's $5,775 loan helped a member to restock their stall with cook stoves and solar lamps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 10, 2015