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Mariam is married with two children who are still underage. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. She cites food as her greatest monthly expense.

Mariam has been selling Leso (women's wrap cloth) for the last one and a half years. Her potential clients are neighbors and town dwellers. She cites seasonality as a challenge in her business.

With the 15,000 KES she wants to purchase 60 pairs of Leso (women's wrap cloth) for resale. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance.

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
  • 1008
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mariam to purchase 60 pairs of Leso (women's wrap cloth) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014