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Mariam
Mariam is a widowed woman and has seven children, two in school and five grown-ups. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has operated a fish-selling business for the last twenty years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the Kshs 10,000 (Kenyan shillings), she wants to purchase fish, cooking oil and firewood for her business. She decided to join Yehu to acquire financial services for 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
  • 934
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,060,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariam to purchase fish, cooking oil and firewood for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 24, 2013
Listed
Oct 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014