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Esther is a Kiva borrower. She describes herself to be a determined and ambitious woman. She operates a beauty salon where she provides hair services. She has been involved in this business for 10 years. Her business is located within an urban business environment. She describes her biggest business challenge to be the high cost of paying employees. She will use the KES 50,000 loan to buy beauty products. Her business goal is to run a bigger beauty salon within five years. This is her third loan with SMEP DTM after managing to pay a previous loan of KES 20,000 successfully.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 375
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  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Esther to buy beauty products for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013