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Mary Aoko
Mary Aoko O. is a 32 year old mother of two children, ages 6 and 4.5. Her husband works as an auto mechanic while Mary sells small fish called Omena. She started her business a long time ago and will use the loan to purchase more fish. One challenge she has faced lately is extending credit to customers who do not pay her back.



Mary recently joined the K-MET volunteer Community Health Worker (CHW) group in Kisumu, Kenya. As a community health worker, she will be trained by K-MET and will then begin visiting members of her community who are sick with a variety of illnesses. Her volunteer work will include distributing Nutriflour (vitamin-enriched flour) to malnourished patients, providing reproductive health education, referring patients to local clinics and hospitals, and providing basic health care.

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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
  • 764
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD