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Najma is married and has one child. For the past two years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling from her home to her neighbors and passersby. She sells lesos (kangas), the Kenyan women's attire wrapped around the waist. Najma faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is rent bills. She dreams of prospering in her business and building her own house.

Najma is requesting a loans for 40,000 KES, which she will use to purchase bundles of lesos (kangas), cloth materials, and curtains. She joined Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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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
  • 1000
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,091,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Najma to purchase bundles of lesos (kangas), cloth materials, and curtains.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
May 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012