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Riziki is a married woman with five children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 5 years, Riziki has operated a beauty salon business from home, catering to her neighbors and passersby. She also operates a food stall business as another source of income. Riziki faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the low season, especially from April through July, the availability of customers is lower. Riziki dreams of expanding her business in the future.

Riziki plans to use this KES 20,000 loan to purchase hair weaves, gel and hair food oil. 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
  • 1042
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Riziki to purchase hair weaves, gel and hair food oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012