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Sophia lives in the Mariakani area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is a married mother of four children. She owns a fruit stall which she has been operating for two years. In this business, Sophia sells greens and fruits. The family also earns some income from rental houses.

Sophia learned about Milango Financial Services through a Milango employee. She joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve the business operations.

Sophia is applying for a loan of 41850 KES (Kenya shillings) to buy greens and fruit (e.g. tamarind, avocadoes, vegetables). The extra income from the loan will be added to her savings to expand the business and pay for her children’s school fees. Her plans for the future are to start other businesses and to open stalls in different areas.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 479
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sophia to buy greens and fruit (e.g. tamarind, avocadoes, vegetables) for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013