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Tabu is a married woman with four children: three girls who are ages 8, 5 and 3, and a boy who is 22 years old. The boy attends college while the other children are still in their lower classes.

Tabu has been operating her vegetable stall for the past eight years, selling vegetables to her neighbors and passersby. With the Kshs 40,000, she wants to pay college fees for her son, and purchase sacks of potatoes and a sack of coconuts.

Tabu faces the major challenge of high transportation costs, theft, and seasonality in her business. She hopes to open a retail shop in future. Her major aim of working with Yehu is because of its availability of sustainable financial services to small scale entrepreneurs. She owns a home with no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is transportation.

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
  • 754
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,816,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Tabu to purchase sacks of potatoes and coconuts and pay school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011