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Sylvester is a 42-year-old married man with six children. He describes himself as determined. He operates a tinsmith business where he makes metallic cookers that are fueled by charcoal. He has been involved in this business for three years. His business is located in a competitive area and his primary customers are locals. He describes his biggest business challenge to be inadequate finances. He will use the KES 40,000 loan to buy sheets of metal for making the cookers. His business goal is to own a big shop within five years. This is his first loan with SMEP DTM.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1007
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  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sylvester to buy sheets of metal for making cookers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014