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Reuben is a 33-year-old married man. He has two children, 2 years and 4 years old. He describes himself to be a hard-working and warm man. He operates a general store where he sells items such as soap, tea leaves, paraffin, sugar, salt, etc. He has been involved in this business for seven years. His business is located in a village and his primary customers are local residents.

Reuben describes his biggest business challenge to be high prices of the items. He will use the Kes 50,000 loan to buy sugar, tea leaves and soap to sell. His business goal is to improve his business within five years. This is his second loan with SMEP DTM. Sometimes, Reuben does farming which increases his business income.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 546
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  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Reuben to buy sugar, tea leaves and soap to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013