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Caroline, a 38-year-old married mother of three children ranging in age from 6 years to 12 years, describes herself as an optimistic and determined woman. For 11 years now she has operated a retail shop selling household items such as sugar, salt, cooking oil, etc. Her enterprise is located in a residential business area, and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest challenge as insufficient funds for improving the business.

Caroline will use this Kes 50,000 loan, her second with SMEP DTM, to buy more household items to sell. Her goal is to expand her business within five years.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 681
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Caroline to buy more household items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013