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Zena is a married woman with four girls and one boy; four of the children attend school while one is still too young for school. Her husband is a fisherman and he contributes to supporting the family. She has been selling food for over three years to her neighbours and passersby in a shop. With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase wheat flour, rice, beans and charcoal for sale. She has no other source of income.

Zena faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business.She hopes to open a restaurant in future. She decided to work with Yehu so as to access loans. She owns a home with no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Zena to purchase wheat flour, rice, beans, and charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011