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A loan of $625 helped to purchase new clothes for sale, like handbags, shoes, trousers and shirts.

Mariam's story

Mariam is a resident of Mariakani, Kenya. She is a married mother of three children. She runs a clothes shop which has been operating for fifteen years. She also owns some rental houses from which the family earns some income.

Mariam was introduced to Milango by her friends and joined to access credit. She is applying for a loan of 52,300 KES to purchase new clothes for sale, like handbags, shoes, trousers, and shirts.

Mariam believes the income from this loan will help her educate her children.She is focused on owning a whole sale shop despite the challenge of high cost of stock from the suppliers which makes most of her items beyond reach of the public.

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