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Bintihamisi is a widowed woman with six children, three of whom still attend school and three of whom have graduated. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water and her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For over ten years, she has operated a food stall in an open air market, selling food to her neighbors and passersby. Bintihamisi’s major business challenge is competition from other food stall operators.

Bintihamisi decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her livelihood. She is requesting a loan of 20,000 KES to purchase wheat and maize flour, beans, rice, and sugar. In the future, Bintihamisi hopes to open a restaurant.

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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bintihamisi to purchase wheat and maize flour, rice, beans, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012