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Mariam is 30 years old, married, and has six children. She lives with her husband in the rural part of Mwambalazi, Coast province.

Mariam has a grocery store. She loves her job, since it gives her ample time to socialize with her family members. The challenge that Mariam faces in her business is the high prices of commodities.

She is requesting this loan to buy oil, rice, sugar, soap and instant foods. With the help of this loan, she will be able to increase 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
  • 883
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mariam to buy oil, rice, sugar, soap and instant foods, to resell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014