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Asha is a single woman who owns a house without electricity or running water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past three years, Asha has operated a vegetable stall where she sells tomatoes, green vegetables, potatoes, and onions. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. Asha’s major business challenge is the price fluctuation in her products.

Asha decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She is requesting a loan of 20,000 KES to purchase sacks of tomatoes, onions, and bananas for resale. In the future, Asha dreams of expanding 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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Asha to purchase sacks of tomatoes, onions, and bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
May 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012