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Mariam is married and has two children who are already grown. Mariam started her food market more than 20 years ago. Thanks to their perseverance and commitment, Mariam and her husband were able to nurture their two children. Their children are now adults and each one has a job.

As a result of Mariam's good service and friendliness, along with help from her family, her business is improving with each moment. Her goals are to continue working, to feel useful, and to move forward. Mariam needs a loan to buy rice, noodles, and baked goods to restock her business, since these are the products that sell the most. She and her husband are grateful for the help they have received and view it as a good opportunity to make progress.

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
  • 460
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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 $600 helped Mariam to buy rice, noodles, and baked goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013