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Mariam is married and the mother of six children, two of whom are adults while four still attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. She earns a living by making various food items for her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is seasonality. She is requesting a loan for Kshs 10,000 to buy more food and cooking items such as wheat flour, cooking oil, charcoal sugar and beans. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income and establishing a restaurant in the near future.

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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
  • 728
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mariam to buy food and charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014