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Rosemary W. is a married lady. Her husband is a businessman and they have two children, ages six and three.

Rosemary owns a general store at the Umoja estate in Nairobi. She sells an assortment of goods which includes eggs, cereals, chicken feed and kerosene. She has been in this business for seven years now and has managed to provide employment to two people. She says that this business is profitable.

The only major challenge she has is the transportation of cereals, since they are bulky. Oil prices, too, fluctuate a lot, sometimes leading to people not buying when prices are high, thus causing slow movement of her stock. However, she works very hard from early morning to late evening to keep her business doing well.

She is using her loan of 40,000 KES to buy more cereals to grow her business and meet the demands of her customers.

In the future, she hopes to buy a plot of land to build on. She also hopes to give her children a good education to the university level. She describes herself as humble and hardworking.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 369
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  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rosemary to buy more cereals to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Feb 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012