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Mboga Safi Women's Group
In this Group: Wilkista, Gabreil, James, Everline, Philister, Celemetina, Janet, Christine
Wilkista A. is an average Kenyan woman aged 46 with 3 children. She also lives with 1 orphan child of her late brother.

Wilkista started her business of selling vegetables and fruits 2 years ago after accumulating savings from her former work place in a local school in Busia district. She currently sells her vegetables and fruits at Busia Municipality market on a retail basis, but would like to expand her business and start operating on a wholesale basis to enable her to support her children and her husband, who currently has a low-paying job. With the help of her loan, Wilkista will be able to purchase more stock of different vegetables and fruits to enable her increase her business sales.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

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
  • 434
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mboga Safi Women's Group's $2,950 loan helped a member to expand her business to wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2008
May 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2009