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Kukuya is a famous lady in Empuyiankat because of being hard working and having the desire to bring change in her area. In 2004, she convinced their chair person to start up an adult education class and to date all members know how to read and write there names. She is a jovial lady aged 52 years, married and has 9 children. Much as she did not receive formal education, she is at the forefront of making sure that all school going age boys and girls in Empuyiankat go to school. Primary education in Kenya is free and she can not see why other parents refuse to send their children to school. She is working very hard to make sure her children finish at least college level education. Because of this, she joined Inkiramat women group in order to access credit which would support her business when it needs more funding. She sells milk, steers and decorations made out of beads in Kitengela town. Kukuya works with her husband and have been in this business for over 20 years. They plan their business in such a way that they are in a position to sell between 4-6 fattened steers at a go. From this sale, they buy other medium size steers and the balance is kept for other activities. This has helped her family to maintain average standard of living and to encourage others to do business and send their children to school.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 531
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  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Kukuya kukuya would like to buy 4 steer to restock her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2006
Sep 9, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 5, 2007