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Amina is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a beauty salon for the past two years; neighbours and passersby are her potential customers. Amina faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to build another beauty salon in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase hair weaves and pay for her business license. She decided to join Yehu because of its good reputation in the community.

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
  • 347
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,138,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Amina to purchase hair weaves and pay for business license.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011