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Ruth is a 51-year-old lady from Kakamega county, which is located in the western part of Kenya. She is married and a mother of five adult children.

She sells cereals in the center. She has been doing this business for the last 12 years and normally makes a monthly income of KES.13,800. She is taking her seventh loan, which she will use to purchase maize stock, beans, and green grams (mung beans) for resale. She will use the anticipated profit to expand the business.

She hopes to expand her business and to be financially stable.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 413
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Ruth to purchase maize stock, beans, and green grams (mung beans).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013