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Mariam is a married woman with two children, both of whom graduated from school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and paraffin.

For the past three years she has operated a retail shop business, selling to neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is the high cost transportation incurred in her business. She dreams of having her own wholesale shop in the future.

With KES 30,000 she wants to purchase bags of sugar and maize flour for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans.

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
  • 853
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 95.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mariam to purchase bags of sugar and maize flour for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012