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Mary has a beauty shop in Nairobi town in which she sells beauty products and cosmetics. She is 43 years old and widowed. She has four children. She has been in this business for 18 years. She also operates a mobile money transfer business.

This being her fourth loan term from KADET, Mary plans to use the amount to buy more stocks of beauty and salon products for selling. These include hair weaves, wigs, body lotions, and hair oil. She also plans to add some money float to her mobile money transfer business.

Mary plans to use the anticipated income to pay school fees for her children. In future she hopes to give a good education to her children.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,273,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mary to buy beauty products like wigs, body lotions, and hair oil for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014