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Mariapia, 32, sells clothes door to door. In addition, she manages a motorcycle taxi which earns her a good income. This young, hardworking woman lives in Likoni in a rental house. Her spouse is a primary school teacher and together they are blessed with three children.

She’s been in this business for seven years now and does very well. She sells different fashions of clothes; whatever the customer requests.

Mariapia comments that her greatest problem is theft of her products. The loan she’s asking for is to buy bundles of clothes for sale. In the future she’d like to open a boutique. She also hopes to ensure her children are educated.

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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mariapia to buy bundles of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013