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Mariam is a single lady who lives in the town of Msambweni. She is 47 years old, energetic, and hardworking who despite being single, has the urge to develop herself. Last year, she decided to have a small grocery store in the neighborhood. She currently has obtained a little experience to keep her going.

Mariam is asking for her first loan to expand her business premise and add stock of flour and basic grains.

She is a woman who is very dedicated to her work; she’s responsible and very enthusiastic about getting ahead. She’s always on the lookout for new opportunities that will open doors to success. She’s not willing to give up because she knows she’ll be able to attain a more prosperous future this way.

She promises to be punctual in repaying her loan so that she is able to ask for more loans and improve her living standards.

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
  • 948
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mariam to expand her business premise and add stock of flour and basic grains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013