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Hortencia is 43 years old and married. She has four children, aged 22, 21,10 and 7 years old, whom she supports. She was introduced to the Kenya Agency for Development of Enterprise and Technology by a KADET officer.

Hortencia has a retail shop. She has been in this business for five years. The business is located in Msoloni.

In her business, she earns a monthly income of 6,100 Kenyan shillings. She is taking her first loan of 20,000 KES, which she intends to use to add stock to her business. She will buy sugar, wheat flour, maize flour, cooking oil, detergent and toothpaste.

Hortencia will use the anticipated profits to expand her business by making it a wholesale shop. Her hopes and dreams for her future business and family are to grow her business and live a better life.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Hortencia to buy sugar, wheat flour, maize flour, cooking oil, detergent and toothpaste to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014