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Irene is a 25-year-old woman. She has a child who is three years old. She describes herself as focused. She operates a shoe shop where she sells sandals. She has been involved in this business for three years. Her business is located in an area with many customers and her primary customers are women and girls. She describes her biggest business challenge to be lack of enough capital.

She will use the KES 20,000 loan to to buy leather straps and beads to make sandals. Her business goal is to open another shop within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will export sandals to other markets in East Africa. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 720
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Irene to buy straps of leather, beads and threads to make sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013