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Zainabu Z. is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. They live in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 10 years, she has operated a crisp-making business. (Crisps are like chips and can be made of potatoes, cassava, etc.) She sells crisps from home and door to door to her neighbors and passersby. In addition Zainabu also operates a restaurant business which contributes another source of income.

She faces a major challenge of competition from other chip business operators in the area. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase sacks of cassavas and mangoes.

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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Zainabu to purchase sacks of cassavas and mangoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011