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Mariam lives in Msambweni. She is divorced and has one child who is a grown-up. She is the owner of a well-stocked coconut store which she has had for over twenty years. Thanks to this business and the work of the entire family, they have been able to grow considerably and are continuing to grow. They want to be able to expand their shop until they have a large supermarket where they offer comfort to their customers.

Mariam is seeking this loan for the purchase of sacks of coconuts in order to be able to keep providing a good variety to her customers since that is what draws them the most.

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
  • 592
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mariam to purchase sacks of coconuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014