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Lucy is 28 years old, married and the mother of three school-going children. She has been selling charcoal at the sea breeze area in Malindi town for the last year. She earns a monthly income of KES 5,000.

She is applying for her first loan of KES 20,000, with which she intends to buy more sacks of charcoal for sale. Lucy will use the anticipated profit to provide the basic needs for her family.

In the future, she plans to grow her business and open a water-selling point in the town.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 407
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 92.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Lucy to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2011
Sep 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012