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Solemba Self-Help Group
In this Group: Salima, Hellen, Rehema, Rukia Dogo, Rose, Fatuma, Catherine, Mariamu, Beatrice, Nancy, Hadija, Scholoastica, Damaries
Salima K. is an average Kenyan woman aged 30 and married with 4 children. Salima has been in this business for a period of 4 years, and she got her initial capital by accumulating savings from her former work place. Currently Salima deals in ladies’ wear, but she would like to diversify to men’s and children’s wear as well.

Salima purchases her bales of clothes every month from various shops in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. With the little profit she gets from her business, Salima is able to clothe, feed, and educate her children. With the help of her loan, Salima will be able to purchase clothes in bulk to enable her to increase her monthly sales. Her long term vision is to open up a boutique.

Disclaimer: Due to recent events in Kenya, the security situation in many communities remains unsettled, affecting many local businesses. Lenders to this entrepreneur should be aware that this loan may represent a higher default risk, and should be willing to accept this additional risk in making their loan.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 572
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Solemba Self-Help Group's $3,625 loan helped a member to purchase clothes in bulk for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2008
May 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2009