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Asia is a married woman with one child who is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and electricity bills.

For the past 3 years, Asia has been operating a water selling business. She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby. Asia faces a major challenge in the stiff competition from other water sellers in the area. She dreams of becoming self-reliant in the future.

With this loan for Kshs 70,000, Asia wants to purchase a water pump and pipes to deliver water. 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
  • 821
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,872,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Asia to purchase a water pump and water pipes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012