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Sophia lives in the Mombasa area of Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and the mother of five children, although only the youngest is in school. She is a fresh juice vendor, a business she has been operating for three years. She started the business with her savings. She learned about Milango through a friend who invited her to the group, and she joined with an aim of accessing credit to improve her business operations. Her main challenges are the high cost of materials and unpredictable weather, which interferes with the steady supply of fruits. Sophia is applying a loan of 41,900 KES (Kenya shillings) to buy fruits wholesale and to put up a structure where she can sell the products. The extra income will be used to pay school fees for her child. She aspires to expand the business to one that is bigger than the one she has and to serve more customers.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 820
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sofia to buy fruits wholesale and put up a structure where she can sell the products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014