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Amina is the mother of five – her youngest is a boy of seven months. Her husband is employed by the Kenyan Navy and her four older girls are all in school.

Amina runs a small restaurant and has been in business for just a year. Before she started the restaurant, she was unemployed. She sells her food to those in her neighborhood and to passersby. She says some of the largest business challenges she faces are competition, and collecting money from debtors.

Amina’s aspirations for the future of her business are to be able to own her own plot of land in nearby Kilifi.

Amina’s largest personal expenses are school fees, food for her family, and medication. She currently rents her house, but does not have electricity or piped water.

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
  • 728
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 79.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Amina to buy a stock of beans, rice, Irish potatoes, sugar, baking flour and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2010
May 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011