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Lydia Wairimu

Update on Lydia Wairimu

Lydia is married and has two children, ages 7 and 13. She describes herself to be an ambitious and self-motivated woman. She operates a tailoring retail store where she sells skirts, clothing materials and suits. She employs one staff member. Her business is located in a busy business environment and her primary customers are civil servants. She describes her biggest business challenge to be the high cost of fabric. She will use the KES 20,000 loan to buy materials for making clothes for resell. Her business goal is to improve his business within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will run a fashion house.

Previous Loan Details

Lydiah Wairimu, 39 years old, is single and has two children. She has been selling clothes to businesswomen for the last fifteen years. Her business is faced with the problem of high prices of the materials, which she imports from the neighboring country, Uganda. She wants a loan of Kshs.25,000 ... More from Lydia Wairimu's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 479
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lydia Wairimu to buy material for clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Lydia Wairimu. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2011. Learn More