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Mirriam is 25 years old, married, and blessed with three children. She sells scrap metals to metal industries for recycling and also runs a grocery business in the town of Kangundo. She has been in these businesses for the past five years. This is her first loan term, and she plans to buy scrap metal for resale. She also plans to buy more tomatoes, carrots and vegetables to sell in her grocery store. She will use the income she generates to pay school fees for her children. She hopes to grow her businesses and make a larger income, so as to be able to provide a good education for her children.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 749
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mirriam to buy scrap metal to recycle, and to buy more vegetables to sell in her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014