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Marieta is a widowed woman with three children. She owns a house that has neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past two years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling second-hand clothes for both men and women. She cites stiff competition as her major challenge in the business.

She is requesting for KES 30,000 to purchase bales of clothes for resale. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the near future.

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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Marieta to purchase bales of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014