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Umasi is a married woman with six children, three of whom have graduated from school while three still attend school. She owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She operates a cereal stall business, selling at retail prices to her local neighbors. Umasi faces the major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the 40,000 KES loan she wants to purchase sacks of peas, beans, rice and maize 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
  • 707
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Umazi to purchase sacks of peas, beans, rice and maize for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012