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Tarajio Self-Help Group
In this Group: Mildred, Milcent, Edward, David, Robert, Augustin, Martin, Elijah
Mildred A. is an average 40-year-old Kenyan woman who is married with four children. Also living with her are two orphaned children, left by her late sister.

Mildred started operating her business six years ago because the income of her husband, who is a small-scale farmer, was too little to support all their family's needs. Mildred is now able to purchase at least three bales of secondhand bags every week to sell to her regular customers. With the little profit that she gets from this small-scale business, Mildred is able to feed, clothe, and educate her children. With the help of her loan, Mildred hopes to purchase more bales of secondhand bags to enable her to increase her monthly sales. In the future, Mildred would like to open a shop in her hometown, Bungoma, in the Western part of Kenya.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 547
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tarajio Self-Help Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to purchase handbags in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2008
May 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2009