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Lydia is a 37-year-old business lady. She is married to Peter, a business man. They are blessed with two children, ages 13 and 7. She has been a charcoal dealer for the past four years, with a monthly income of 10,000 KES, which she uses to support her family.

She is applying for her first loan from KADET LTD, after being introduced by a KADET staff member. Lydia will use the loan to buy sacks of charcoal for her business.

With the anticipated profit from the business she will educate her children. Her hopes and dreams are to buy a piece of land and build a charcoal store.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Lydia to buy sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013