Total loan: $1,000


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Machakos, Machakos, Kenya / Services

Mary's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to add more stock of textiles and tools to boost her tailoring business.

Mary's story

Mary is happily married and is a mother of two beautiful children. Besides caring for her family, she also looks after her mother-in-law.

Mary is a seamstress by profession and she enjoys her business very much. She has horned her skills over the years and has become an expert in her line of work. Customers love her attention to detail and often give her repeat businesses. The challenge she faces is when she has no money to add stock to her business, which results in low business; however, when she has capital she is able to make good business.

She is humbly seeking a loan that will enable her to add stock of more textiles for making more beautiful dresses. She has proposed to pay back her loan with the help of the profits she makes from her business.

With her last loan through Kiva's field partner Eclof-Kenya, she was able to expand her business and is now seeking a larger loan to continue growing her business. Her dream is that her children will grow to be well educated and upstanding members of society as she teaches them the values of hard work and earning an honest living.