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Halima is a married woman with two school-going children. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are rent bills and school fees.

For the past four years, she has operated a restaurant business. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces major challenges of perishability of products and seasonality in her business. Halima dreams of becoming self reliant and owning her business premises in the future.

She joined Yehu because of favorable loaning procedures. With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, rice and beans.

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
  • 816
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Halima to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, rice and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011