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Virginia is a 23-year-old married woman. She has three children whose ages range from three months to nine years. She describes herself as an innovative and hardworking woman. She operates a restaurant where she sells food, tea and snacks. She has been involved in this business for two years. Her business is located within a busy shopping centre and her primary customers are residents from nearby estates. She describes her biggest business challenge as the high cost of ingredients.

She will use the KES 20,000 loan to buy food ingredients to prepare the meals she sells. Her business goal is to expand her business into a hotel business within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will buy land and build a house for her family. This is the first loan she is requesting from SMEP DTM. Virginia also works at a petrol station as an attendant which increases her business income.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,286,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Virginia to buy food ingredients to prepare the meals she sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012