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Rose N. is a 39-year-old modest lady from Bungoma town, Western Kenya. She is married to Thomas Kennedy and they have three children, ages 15, 10 and 8. They reside in Bungoma town.

Rose has a cereal shop in Bungoma town center and she has been operating this business for the last six years. She sells mainly maize and beans to meet the market demand in the area. She knew of Kadet through a friend who is a client, and she joined to access micro-credit. She is taking out her first loan and plans to use it to buy four sacks of cereals to sell.

From the profits she hopes to make, Rose plans to open another shop in the nearby town. Cereals are in high demand in the area and she wants to capitalize on that to generate income and also bring her business closer to the customers.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 840
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 79.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Rose to buy four sacks of cereals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2010
Aug 7, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011