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Miriam is a 44-year-old married woman who has four children. She describes herself to be independent.

Miriam operates a charcoal retail store where she sells charcoal. She has been involved in this business for ten years. Her business is located in a populated area, and she describes her biggest business challenge to be transport.

She will use the KES 40,000 loan to to buy more charcoal to sell. Her business goal is to expand the business within five years.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 592
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Miriam to buy more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014