A loan of $375 helped to dig a borehole that will enable her establish another business selling water.


Mwanamkuu's story

Mwanamkuu is 53, a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mwanamkuu has been operating a fish and coconut selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other fish sellers for business.

With KES 30,000 that she is borrowing from Kiva, Mwanamkuu wants to dig a borehole (water well) that will enable her to establish another business selling water.



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