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Paul is a kiva borrower. He describes himself as an aspiring and quality focused IT professional who is ready to utilize his skills in network administration and web development to increase the productivity of a company while at the same time improving the welfare of the society. He has taken a loan of KES 85,000 to pay for an internship at NetHope Academy. This will enable him to gain skills and experience in information technology, which will help him get a job.

In 5 or 10 years time he intends to further his education and end up as a senator or a governor. He believes he has the opportunity to change his life for the better. This inspires him to work hard and pay attention to the finer details so that he can achieve his goals.

At the university where he was studying, he faced a challenge of not being able to afford three meals a day. Since he was studying information technology he started repairing other students' computers for a fee and was able to afford meals.

Additional Information

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
  • 945
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,872,200
    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 Paul to pay for an internship program.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 20, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: