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Mary
Mary is a 44-year-old married woman. She has 5 children whose ages range from 10 years to 24 years. She describes herself as a social and business-oriented woman. She operates a retail business where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for 6 years.

Mary's business is located in a highly populated area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge as being a shortage of charcoal to sell. She will use the KES 40,000 loan to buy bags of charcoal to sell. Her business goal is to be a wholesaler of charcoal within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve the living standard of people. This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. Mary also sells cereals to add to her business income.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 432
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,192,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Mary to buy bags of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 30, 2012
Listed
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013