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Majaliwa is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has operated a clothes business for the past year, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Majaliwa faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to be self-reliant in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase a bale of clothes for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 679
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Majaliwa to purchase a bale of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012