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Mary is a 25-year-old Kenyan woman. She lives with her husband and one school-aged child. She is friendly and, above all, a hard-working woman. She started her tailoring business many years ago. She’s very talented at her job, especially after more than five years of experience in the same occupation. People in her town and in the surrounding areas are sure that she can offer them high quality designs at fair prices.

At times, she delivers finished garments to her customers in their homes door to door.

To provide the family with extra financial support, her husband also works and has his own business. With her requested loan from Kiva Partner Yehu, Mary will purchase new textile designs and different types of needles and thread among many other items. She seeks to open her own tailoring training unit in the future, hoping to enhance her family’s way of living.

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
  • 370
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary to purchase new textile designs and different types of needles and thread along with many other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013