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Salome, age 57, earns her living by operating a retail business where she sells second-hand goods, such as furniture and electronics. She describes herself to be enterprising and she has been involved in her business for seven years. Her business is located in an area that has high potential for sales and she has many regular customers. She describes her biggest business challenge to be the slow movement of goods.

Salome and her husband have six children, with ages ranging from 13 to 27 years old.

She will use her Kes 20,000 loan funds to add a new stock of furniture, electronics, and other items to offer for sale. Her business objective is to have a bigger store within five years. Her primary goal for the future is to sustain her family through her business.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 825
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,872,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Salome to buy second-hand furniture, electronics, and other items to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014