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John is a 48-year-old married man. He has 5 children. He describes himself to be humble. He operates a retail store where he sells cereals such as maize, beans etc. He has been involved in this business for 10 years. His business is located at an ideal business site and his primary customers are local residents. He describes his biggest business challenge to be insufficient funds for improving the business.

John will use the Kes 20,000 loan to buy ten bags to sell. His business goal is to restock his store within 5 years. He hopes that in the future, he will manage to be a wholesale distributor of cereals to his customers and to retailers. This is the third loan he is taking with SMEP DTM.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped John to buy ten bags of maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013