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Mariam, 53 years old, is married and has a daughter and a son ages twenty and twenty-five years. She is an intelligent and patient woman. For the last three years, she has been selling charcoal to frequent customers. Her business is located at a busy and strategic place.

Mariam describes her business challenge to be inadequate funds for improving the charcoal retail store. She plans to use the loan of Kes 20,000 to buy more charcoal to boost her business. Mariam looks forward to diversifying her business in the future. Her hope and dream is to diversify her business by supplying charcoal regionally.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 728
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,755,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mariam to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013