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Sophia is a widow aged 45 years. She is blessed with two children aged 22 and 18 years. Sophia makes cultural outfits using traditional fabric and beads for embroidery. Sophia has been running the business for ten years, earning a monthly income of KES 16,000.

She has borrowed a second loan of KES 30,000 from KADET LTD, the entire amount of which she intends to use to purchase more beads for embroidery. The anticipated profit will be used for marketing her cultural wear within Narok town.

Her dreams are to improve her living standard and to own a residential plot.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,186,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sophia to buy beads for embroidery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013