Friday, March 25, 2011

New Kiva Loan

Mwanasiti is a married woman from Kenya with one child who attends school. Her husband is a driver and he supports his family financially. They live in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past three years, she has operated a tailoring business in a shop where neighbors and passersby are her potential customers.

With the 80,000 KES she is requesting, she wants to purchase a motorcycle and bundles of clothes for resale. Mwanasiti faces a major challenge of competition from those who sell similar products. She dreams of building her own house in the future.

This is my 31st Kiva loan. I chose her because in this photo she is obviously pregnant and I have a soft spot in my heart for pregnant women!

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