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Bahati is married with four children, all of whom attend school. Her husband is employed and he provides the family with basic needs from his earnings. For the last two years, she has operated a water distribution business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby.

Bahati faces a major challenge of seasonality and electricity black outs. During the dry hot season, the available water for distribution is inadequate to meet the customers' demand. She hopes to expand her business and satisfy her customers' needs.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase water pipes and water purifiers. 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
  • 836
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bahati to purchase water pipes and water purifiers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012