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Petronila is a Kiva borrower who has three children ranging in age from 13 to 23. She operates a charcoal and firewood business where she sells charcoal and firewood. She has been involved in this business for seven years. Her business is located in a location with plenty of customers, and her primary customers are retailers and individuals.

Petronila describes her biggest business challenges as fire disasters and floods. She will use the KES 50,000 loan to buy more charcoal and firewood to sell. This is the client's third loan with SMEP DTM. Her previous loans were paid successfully.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 370
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Petronila to buy more charcoal and firewood to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014