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Esther, aged 43, is a single mother to two children, Mary aged 26 and Ruth who is 18 years old. Esther sells timber in Limuru town near Nairobi, which she has been doing for the last six years. The business earns her a monthly income of 40,000 KES.

This is Esther's fifth loan from Kiva partner, KADET, and she has successfully managed to pay her previous loans. WIth this loan, she wants to buy more timber for resale. In the future, Esther hopes to start a yard in Nairobi in order to increase her customer base.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 390
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Esther to buy more timber for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
May 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012