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Mariam is married and has five children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past three years, she has made a living by selling food to neighbors and passersby. Her biggest challenge is competition from other retail operators, but she dreams of expanding her business into a wholesale operation in the future. To make this possible, she is applying for a loan for Kshs 10,000 to buy bundles of maize flour, sugar and beans to sell to her customers. She decided to join Yehu to access loans that will allow her to boost her business.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 740
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariam to buy bundles of maize flour, sugar and beans to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012