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Mariamu aged 61 years, is a widowed woman with nine children, all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for the family.

For the past ten years, she has operated a charcoal selling business. She sells from her home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of a high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business to be a wholesale supplier of firewood in the village.

With the KSHS 20,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of charcoal for resale. She decided to join to Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 584
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,791,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mariamu to purchase bundles of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014