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Dorothy, 40, is married and has two children aged eighteen and thirteen years. She describes herself as very determined.

For the past four years Dorothy has operated a beauty salon where she provides services such as hairdressing and sells beauty products. Her salon is located in a shopping center. She describes her biggest business challenge as inadequate funds to improve her salon.

Dorothy will use her 20,000 KES loan from SMEP to purchase more beauty products. Her goal is to run a well-established beauty and cosmetics salon within the next five years.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 565
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dorothy to buy more beauty products to use and sell in her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012