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Mariam is a single woman with one son and two daughters. Two of her children attend school but her third child suffers from epilepsy and does not attend school. Mariam rents her home and has no electricity or water and her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

Mariam sells clothes and wants to purchase handbags, shoes and materials with the Ksh 40,000 loan. She sells her products door-to-door and her customers are mainly women. The main challenge to her business is transport and sources of capital to run the business. She has been in this business for almost ten years and was previously selling cosmetics.

Mariam aspires to expand her business and buy a home someday. She decided to work with Yehu in order to expand 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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mariam to buy shoes, handbags and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011