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Mariam is 31 years old and a cafeteria owner in Mariakani, Kenya. She is a married mother of five whose spouse gives additional support and has been in this business for the last four years doing well.

This marks her fourth borrowing from Vision fund to finance her business. She will use the loan to purchase bales of wheat and maize flour, boxes of milk for her hotel, a sack of potatoes and cooking fat.

She will use the anticipated profit to service her loan and educate her children. She hopes to have a successful life in future.

Additional Information

About VisionFund Kenya

VisionFund Kenya is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing financial services to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Kenya. VisionFund Kenya is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision Kenya. Obtain more information on VisionFund Kenya from its website.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 535
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mariam to purchase bales of wheat, maize, and flour, boxes of milk for her hotel, a sack of potatoes and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2013
Jan 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015