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Hellen is a 55-year-old married woman. She has 4 children between the ages of 2 and 27. She describes herself as humble, caring and hardworking. She operates a retail store where she provides maize-grinding services to customers. She has been involved in this business for 3 years. Her business is located in a convenient business environment and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge as insufficient funds for improving the business. She will use this 20,000 KES loan to buy a new grinding machine. Her business goal is to build a large permanent building that will accommodate many mills for grinding maize into maize flour so she can satisfy the high demand of customers within 5 years. This is her first loan with SMEP DTM.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 840
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  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Hellen to buy a new grinding machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014