Agnes N. Nyongesa is a 51 year old married mother with five (5) children. She lives and operates her fish business in Kwirare Busia District.
In 2005 she started her business, after quitting farming that she had been doing since getting married but was generating little income. She buys her stock in Port Victoria on a monthly basis and sells them in Mayanga market.
With future plans of a better education for her children, Agnes would wish to acquire a loan worth Ksh.20000 that will enable her open a retail shop and generate more income for her plans to be achieved.
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.