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Kinanasi is a married woman with five children, four of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a retail shop business for the past seven years; her potential customers are neighbors and passers-by. Kinanasi faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

With the Kshs 25,000 loan, she wants to purchase stock of wheat flour, rice and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her business.

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
  • 813
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Kinanasi to purchase stock of wheat flour, rice and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011