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Salama is a married woman with two children, one of whom attends school while the other one is too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has been operating a dry fish selling business for the past two years, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Salama faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to expand and establish a retail shop in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase a bundle of fish to resell. She decided to join Yehu because of the availability of sustainable financial services.

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
  • 660
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,170,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Salama to purchase fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011