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Eveline
Eveline O. recently joined the K-MET volunteer Community Health Worker (CHW) group in Kisumu, Kenya.



As a CHW she will be trained by K-MET and will begin visiting members of her community who are sick with a variety of illnesses. Her work will include distributing Nutriflour (a vitamin-enriched flour produced by K-MET) to malnourished patients, providing reproductive health education, referring patients to local clinics and hospitals, and providing basic health care.



Eveline decided to work with K-MET because, she says, it is a good community network and the organization can help the community grow.



Eveline is 36 years old, has been married for 25 years, and is the mother of a 17-year-old daughter who currently attends form 3 in secondary school.



In 2004 Eveline went from being a housewife to a small business owner. She began thinking, “If I can sell chapatti, I can help my child.” As an accomplished cook, Eveline knew that she could make chapatti (a soft flat bread) that would sell. The business started that year and Eveline has been successfully selling chapatti over the last 5 years.



She has applied for her first loan from K-MET, requesting approximately $150 in order to purchase paraffin and flour.

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Important Information

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.

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