A loan of $500 helped a member to buy more sugar and salt for her shop so as to meet customers' demands hence earn increased income to pay school fees for her children and provide food and clothing for her family.


Kyeni Kya Kyasioni S.h.g Group's story

The lady raising her hand in the photo is Caroline. She is 43 years old, married and a mother of thee children. She is a member of Kyeni Kya Kyasioni S.H.G group which joined Hand in Hand Eastern Africa in the year 2012 and has benefited from enterprise development and financial management training.

She operates a general store where she sells commodities such as cooking fat, sugar, salt and other household items. She is borrowing a Kiva loan to buy more sugar and salt for her shop so as to meet her customers’ demands. She hopes this will increase her income which she will use to pay school fees for her children and provide food and clothing for her family.

She is grateful to Kiva and their lenders for the financial support and promises to repay promptly.

In this group: Caroline, Lucia


This loan is special because:

It provides startup loans to risky businesses and underserved people.



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