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Salome W. is a single lady. She has two children, aged ten and two years old. Salome owns a clothes stall at the busy Adams Arcade market in Nairobi. She sells baby's clothes only. She has been in this business for five years now and has managed to provide employment to two people. She says that this business is profitable.

The only major challenge she has is financial constraints. However, she works very hard from early morning to late evening to keep her business doing well. She is using her loan of 60,000 KES to increase her stock of baby clothes to grow her business and meet the demands of her customers.

In the future, she hopes to be able to import baby clothes from abroad to sell. She also hopes to give her children quality education to the university level. She describes herself as a very responsible lady.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 379
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  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Salome to increase her stock of clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Feb 2, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011