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Biasha
Biasha is a married woman with one child still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For the past two years, she has operated a tailoring business. In addition, she has also incorporated a dressmaking school and a bicycle spare parts shop which contribute to her income.

Biasha sells to her neighbours and to the parents of school children. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business since during rainy season it becomes difficult to operate in her area leading to low customer turnout.

With the Kshs 40,000 she is requesting, she wants to purchase sewing threads, pins, cloth materials and printed rollers for her tailoring business. 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
  • 1020
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,117,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Biasha to purchase sewing threads, pins, cloth materials, and printed rollers for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 8, 2011
Listed
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 16, 2012