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Jane O. is a volunteer member of the Schobac group in Siaya, Kenya. The group has received training from K-MET on home based care patient services and is also part of the K-MET microfinance program.

She owns a tailoring shop in Sagam Siaya, Kenya. Her shop is in her home, which she opened in 1983. She makes dresses for men, women and children, which she sells to various market places. She is able to generate Kshs 8000 in profits. Besides tailoring, she grows crops such as maize and beans. Currently, she has over 20 bags of maize which she intends to sell when prices go up.

Jane has applied for a loan to add more stock of tailoring materials and invest the remaining amount in her farm.

Jane is married to a retired prison warden officer. They have 5 children, all of whom have finished school, though some are still dependents because they are attending college.

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Important Information

Please note that this Field Partner started working with Kiva before certain core risk and due diligence policies were put into place and therefore does not meet our current minimum risk criteria (K-Met has less than 1,000 borrowers and has not submitted recent audited financial statements to Kiva). K-Met is a unique microfinance organization that targets private health care providers and community health workers as a means to fulfill its mission of promoting development in underserved communities through innovative health and education programs. Private providers are given loans to upgrade their facilities and community health workers, who volunteer through K-Met, are given access to loan funds to grow their businesses and as a means of incentivizing them to remain involved in community health work with K-Met. Kiva was K-Met’s first external lender and the organization is rated a Kiva Star Rating of 1, which is the riskiest level. As a result of K-Met’s strong social mission and unique approach to microfinance and health, Kiva believes that loans to borrowers with K-Met may still be of interest to Kiva lenders, despite the increased risk, and has allowed the organization to continue fundraising on Kiva.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 398
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  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jane to buy tailoring materials and invest the remaining in her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009