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Maria is a merchant in Likoni, Mombasa. She owns and operates a food stall. She starts very early in the morning to prepare the dishes she sells, and she returns home late at night. Maria has been doing this work for more than three years and she has become very well-known among the customers at the market.

Maria is a person with a lot of enthusiasm who likes to get ahead. This is why she works so hard.

She is requesting this loan in order to be able to buy beverages and supplies for her dishes. These are the items she most needs and uses every day.

She is grateful for this opportunity because she knows she will make progress and grow her business through this loan.

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
  • 679
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria to buy beverages and supplies for her dishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2013
Jun 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014