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Mary is 26 years old. She is a young and energetic information technology person. She has a passion for IT because of the ever changing technology that comes up. She has taken a loan of KES 85,000 to pay for an internship program at NetHope Academy. This will enable her to gain skills and experience in information technology, which will help her get a job.

In the future she hopes that she will be a successful IT professional who gives back knowledge and skills learnt to the community by engaging them in training and different programs to improve their IT skills.

She gets inspiration from her father who sacrificed a lot to help her achieve her goals by being a good mentor to her. Peer pressure was a big challenge while in school but she overcame by being focused and setting goals.

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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
  • 868
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    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 Mary to pay for an internship program.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 20, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
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