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Hellen is 43 years old from Nyahururu. She is married to John, who is a farmer and they have four children aged 23, 21 and twins aged 19.

She is a businesswoman who sells clothes. She has been operating the business for the last three years to enable her add to more stock of clothing, i.e five bales of secondhand clothes. Hellen has applied for her third loan of KES 50,000 from Kadet Ltd after successfully repaying the previous one.

Hellen's income per month is KES 20,000. She has plans of using the anticipated profits from her expanded business for building a permanent house on a plot she owns.

Her hopes and dreams for her business and family is that in the future, she will purchase land and expand the current business in order to be financially independent.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Hellen to add more stock of clothes to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014