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Elizabeth is 40 years old, a single mother of four children. She runs a retail shop, and this has been her income-generating business for the last six years. She receives an average monthly income of KES 40,000. She has taken out a loan of KES 30,000 to buy more stock for her retail shop, including plastic containers, brooms, face towels, sugar, wheat flour and tea leaves. She anticipates receiving increased profits, which she will use to expand her business by adding more items to meet client demand. Elizabeth hopes and dreams of improving her living standards and being financially stable; she also wants to save money to enable her to pay college fees for her children, as well as to expand her business to a general goods wholesale shop.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 566
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,828,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Elizabeth to buy goods to restock her business inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013