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Valerian is a 47-year-old married man. He has seven children with ages ranging from 5 years to 23 years. He describes himself to be hard working. He operates a retail business where he sells kerosene and provides battery recharging services. He has been involved in this business for 10 years. His business is located within a viable business area and his primary customers are local residents.

Valerian describes his biggest business challenge to be stiff competition within the area. He will use the Kes 20,000 loan to buy kerosene to sell. His business goal is to be a wholesaler within five years. This is his first loan with SMEP DTM.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 742
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  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Valerian to buy kerosene to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014