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Philip is 25 years old. He comes from a humble background and his parents are small scale farmers. He has always wanted to pursue a course in information technology. He has done a degree in computer engineering. He will use the loan of KES 85,000 to pay for an internship program at Nethope Academy. This will enable him to gain skills and experience which will enable him get a job.

In 5 or 10 years he wants to have his own IT firm where he will be offering consultancy services to clients to enable them achieve their IT goals with ease. The internship will equip him with the necessary technical and soft skills, which will enhance his IT skills.

He is inspired by the need to transform society so that information technology is fully utilized.

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
  • 727
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    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 Philip to pay for an internship program.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 20, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
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