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Mariam is from Msambweni, where she has a small general store and sells used clothing. She tells us that thanks to the variety that she always sells, things are going well; she has developed a good customer base.

She is a hardworking woman; she sacrifices every day by struggling to get ahead so that she can have a better future. She has four children who are in primary school and high school. Mariam tells us that the reason she works tirelessly is for her children.

She is requesting a loan to buy sugar, rice, noodles, breads, beans, and more staples for her store. She is very appreciative for the help from Kiva and Yehu Microfinance for this growth opportunity for herself and her family.

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
  • 556
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mariam to buy sugar, rice, noodles, breads, beans, and more staples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014