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Milka is a 45 year-old owner of a kiosk. She sells items such as milk, bread, cooking oil, flour, body oil, etc. to nearby residents. She has been in this business for eight years. Milka is married and has five children; two boys and three girls, aged from 10 to 28 years old.

The primary business challenges she faces are low sales due to the low income of her customers, plus a high electricity bill for the refrigerator in her kiosk.

Milka plans to use the 60,000 KES loan to boost the stock of bread, milk, cooking oil, flour, etc. in the hope of increasing her income.

In the future, Milka hopes to expand her business to accommodate other products required by her customers. In five years, she dreams of being the leading supplier of the products she sells to the surrounding residential area.

Milka describes herself as determined, hopeful, honest, and hardworking.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 362
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,212,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 79.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Milka to increase stock of goods for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2011