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Mary is a married woman aged forty-two years and operates a charcoal selling business. She has had this business for two years and operates in a busy area. The customers are the local residents.

Mary will be using the loan to buy more charcoal to sell and plans to open another charcoal selling center using the anticipated profits. She also does farming, where she earns extra income.

She is aggressive and sees herself owning a pickup in five years time. This is her fourth loan with SMEP DTM and she has successfully repaid her previous loans.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 877
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013