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Mary Njeri
Mary K. is a 36-year-old single mother who has one son. Her son is 12 years old and he is in the sixth grade at school. Mary lives in Uthiru Village, which is a peri-urban estate.

Mary operates a beauty salon at Uthiru, a business she has had for the last nine years. She got to know about KADET through a friend who was also a member in one of its borrowing groups. Since Mary joined KADET she has taken out two other loans, and this will be her third one.

Mary has plans to use this loan to equip her saloon with modern equipment so that she will be able to meet her clients' needs. Likewise, she also intends to buy hair treatment and hair accessories which she can supply to other businesses or beauty salons. In the future, she hopes to become a supplier of such products in the area of Uthiru.

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.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Kenya

VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 532
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mary Njeri to buy a hair blow dryer for a salon, and hair treatment and chemicals to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2010