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Amina is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She operates a farming business, planting bananas and sugarcane for sale from home to her neighbors. Amina faces a major challenge of seasonality and the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase bundles of bananas to plant in her farm. She decided to join Yehu to get education on other business opportunities and 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
  • 854
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,028,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Amina to purchase bundles of bananas to plant in her farm.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012