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Simion is a 65-year-old business man. He is married to Jacinta. They are blessed with eleven grown-up children. Simon has been selling charcoal for the past 44 years and has a monthly income of KES 33,800, which he uses to support his family. Simion also doubles as a seller of cereals, a business which supplements his income. Simion is applying for his first loan from KADET, after having been introduced by an existing KADET client. He will use the loan to buy more charcoal. With the anticipated profit from the business, he will raise the living standards of his family. His hopes and dreams are to run a successful charcoal business.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 604
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Simion to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 3, 2014