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A loan of $150 helped to buy a water tank.


Irene's story

Irene is a Kiva borrower. She describes herself to be social. She operates a retail store where she sells clothes, utensils and basins. She describes her family challenge to be the shortage of water. She will use the KES 11,100 loan to buy a water tank to store clean water for domestic use. She hopes that, in the future, she will purchase a bigger tank. This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. Her previous loan of KES 10,000 was repaid successfully.



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