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Kassim is 41 years old, married, and has a three-month-old child. For the past six years he has run a spare parts shop in the Mombasa region from which he sells parts for motorcycles. He also has a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) business and sells charcoal. He describes himself as caring, understanding and down to earth.

This will be Kassim’s fourth loan with SMEP. He is a good client who repays his loans well. He intends to use this loan to expand his business by buying more spare parts to sell.

Kassim plans to use the anticipated profits to restock his shop and take care of his family’s expenses. In the future, Kassim hopes to be an importer of spare parts for motorcycles and cars.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 533
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Kassim to expand his business by buying more spare parts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012