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Mariamu is a single woman with one child who graduated from school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, clothing and electricity bills.

For the past seven years, she has operated a business selling palm wine, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she sells charcoal, which contributes to her other source of income. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. Mariamu dreams of furnishing her house in the future.

With the KSHS 40,000, she wants to purchase ten sacks of charcoal and pay for transport. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 373
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,310,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mariamu to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal and pay for transport.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012