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Omar is a 47-year-old married man. He has seven children, with ages ranging from 10 years to 22 years. He describes himself to be determined and visionary.

He operates a farm where he sells vegetables. He has been involved in this business for 15 years and employs one staff member. His business is located at a viable business area, and his primary customers are local residents. He describes his biggest business challenge to be a shortage of water for irrigation of his crops.

He will use the KES 12,900 loan to buy a solar lamp that his family will use during the night. His business goal is to improve his business within five years. This is his first loan with SMEP DTM.

He hopes that in the future, he will start a business of selling milk to customers.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 712
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  • $44,802,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Omar to purchase a solar lamp for home use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013