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Kalekye is a 48 year-old married woman. She has 8 children between the ages of 6 and 25. She describes herself to be outgoing woman.

She operates a retail store selling charcoal, and has been involved in this business for 15 years. Her business is located in a residential area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be a disturbance from the city council on cutting trees for charcoal.

She will use the Kes 20,000 loan to purchase charcoal for resale. Her business goal is to improve her business within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve the living standard of her family with the profit she anticipates making. This is her third loan from SMEP DTM.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 435
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  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Kalekye to buy charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013