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Benjamin is 23 years old. He is the first born in a family of three. He has a degree in computer science. He has taken a loan of KES 85,000 to pay for internship program at NetHope Academy. This will enable him gain skills and experience in IT that will enable him get a job. He is always exited about new opportunities in ICT field that will enable him to gain knowledge to advance professionally.

In 5 or 10 years he wants to be a dynamic and competent IT professional who is able to provide effective solutions to problems in IT field. He also hopes to provide employment opportunities in the future. His desire to achieve more in IT motivates him. While pursuing his education, he faced a challenge of peer pressure to engage in irresponsible activities and was able to overcome by making realistic goals and focusing on them through out his academics.

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More information about this loan

SMEP Microfinance Bank has partnered with education non-profits Vittana and NetHope Academy to offer student loans. The funds will be used by students to pay for a six-month internship and development program at NetHope Academy. By funding this loan, you are helping a promising student prepare for a full-time career in information technology.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1025
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,025 helped Benjamin pay for internship program.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 20, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
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