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Mariamu, 28, is married and has three children. She lives with her family in a village in the south coast of Kenya.

Mariamu has devoted herself to business for three years. She operates a kiosk, selling a variety of consumer goods. In addition, she sells coconuts from her home. During her free time, Mariam does farming in her small garden located behind her residential house.

She says that she got her working capital from her husband. She is currently requesting a loan from Yehu for 25,000 KES. She will use the loan to buy coconuts to sell and add more stock to her kiosk. This loan will help her increase production, and with the income, she will be able to give her family a better life. Thanks for her efforts.

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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mariamu to buy coconuts and add more items to her kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013