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Suleiman lives in Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and has four children.

She owns a retail shop for selling juice, bottled water, sweets, etc., and the business has been operating for three years. Suleiman started the business through her personal savings and at that time operated a grocery stall.

Suleiman learned about Milango through friends who invited her to the group. She joined the group with the aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenges are price fluctuations and inflation.

Suleiman is applying for a loan of KES 104,750 to buy retail stock like flour, sugar, salt, and bottled water. The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to help her pay the loan. Her future plan is to expand to a wholesale shop.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 927
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Suleiman to buy retail stocks, like flour, sugar, salt, and bottled water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013