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Maryam is a widow and has one child, who is enrolled in the local school. She and her child live in a house they own that has electricity but not piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. She earns a living by selling khangas, a type of wrap-around garment for women. She goes door to door and sells them to neighbors and passersby. Her main challenge is a lack of funds to expand her business. She is requesting a loan to buy more khangas to sell to her customers. She joined Yehu to access the loans she needs to run and grow her business.

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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
  • 757
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maryam to purchase bales of khangas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014