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Rosemary lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has five children. She owns a retail shop for selling juice, bottled water, sweets, etc., and the business has been operating for five years. Rosemary started the business with her personal savings.

Rosemary learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group and she joined the group with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenges are price fluctuations and inflation.

Rosemary is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenyan shillings to buy stocks of items like flour, sugar, salt, and water. The extra income as a result of the loan will be added to her savings and used to help her repay the loan. Her future plan is to expand to a wholesale shop.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 549
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rosemary to buy stock of items like flour, sugar, salt, and water, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013