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Lucy is 49 years old, married to John Mwangi, and they have two school-going children. She has operated her sewing and knitting shop in Naivasha since 2004 and she knits sweaters (cardigans) for sale.

She was introduced to KADET by her friend and this will be her second loan. She had earlier applied for a loan of Kshs 30,000 which she repaid well and on time. She plans to use the proceeds from this loan to buy more knitting thread and in bulk.

She plans to knit on a large scale and open a tailoring school in future.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Lucy to buy knitting yarn in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011