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Mary M. N. is 40 years old and married. Her husband is a businessman and they have 4 children; aged between 10 and 25 years old. Mary's business is located in Kakamega town. Kakamega is a rich agricultural area found in the western region of Kenya. The area is known for large-scale production of sugarcane and thus commonly referred to as the "sugar belt region".

Mary runs a clothing sales business and her major customers are the local people. She says that this business is profitable, but the major challenge she has is financial constraints. However, she works very hard to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of 50,000 KES to buy more clothes to grow her business and meet the demand of her customers. She hopes to grow her business and open outlets elsewhere. She also hopes to give all her children a quality education to the university level. Mary describes herself as hardworking and determined.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 384
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  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mary to purchase clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2011