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Miriam is 50 years old, married, and she supports a family of ten. She runs a retail shop in Marigat town and this has been her income generating business for the last 13 years. She makes an average monthly income of 35,000 KES.

She has borrowed a loan of 50,000 KES to purchase more stock of maize flour, tea leaves, and crates of soft drinks to sell in her retail shop. She anticipates making profits which she will use to expand her business by increasing the variety of items to meet her client’s needs.

Miriam hopes to improve her living standards and be financially stable. She also hopes to save money to enable her to pay the school fees for her children, as well as expand her business to a wholesale shop

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 740
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,838,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Miriam to purchase more stock of maize flour, tea leaves, and crates of soft drinks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013