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Mary is a married woman who has six children. She describes herself to be visionary. She operates a retail business where she sells firewood. She has been involved in this business for four years. Her business is located in an area with potential and her primary customers are regular. She describes her biggest business challenge to be financial constraints. She will use the KES 10,000 loan to buy more stock of firewood. Her business goal is to expand within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve her living standards. This is her first loan with SMEP Microfinance Bank.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 792
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  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mary to buy more stock of firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015