A loan of $400 helped to buy raw materials for her beadwork business, and buy fixtures and fittings for her butcher shop.


Mary's story

Mary K. is a widow with four children who are all in college. She has been making and selling beadwork for the past year and also runs a butcher shop in Kahawa Wendani, Nairobi.

A friend introduced Mary to KADET and this will be her first loan. She has never borrowed from other MFIs. Mary intends to use her loan to buy wholesale raw materials for beadwork, and also to buy some fixtures and fittings for her butcher shop. Most of her customers are middle-class income earners in her neighborhood.

One day, Mary hopes to own a factory or a company that will specialize in beadwork.

About KADET: The Kenya Agency for the Development of Enterprise and Technology (KADET) is committed to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to rural communities in order to relieve suffering and improve living conditions within those communities.



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