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Mariam is a married woman. She has one child who is enrolled in school.

Mariam operates a cashew nuts selling business and sells her goods from home. She has worked in this business for three years. Her primary customers are her neighbors and passersby.

She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality. Her highest monthly expense is food for her family. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mariam will use the KES 40,000 loan to purchase more stocks of cashew nuts for resale. She aspires to establish a retail shop in the future. She joined Yehu to acquire capital to expand 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
  • 825
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,872,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mariam to purchase more stocks of cashew nuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013