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Rose lives in the Malindi area of Coast province. She is a mother of five children, although only one still attends school. She operates a hawking business, which has been in operation for nine years. She started the business with her own, little savings. In this business she sells clothes, shawls, bras and the like. She is also employed.

She learned about Milango through friends who invited her to a group. She joined with the aim of accessing credit to improve the operation of the business. The challenges she is facing are seasonal business climate, high cost of purchasing stock, and finding customers.

Rose is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenyan shillings to buy additional stock of second-hand clothes, and also to pay for her child’s fees. Her extra income from the loan will be added to her savings and used to expand her business and for personal expenses.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $50,212,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rose to buy more stock of second-hand clothes and also to pay for her child’s fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013