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Asha is a single woman who owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, electricity, and clothing.

Asha operates a beauty salon business; her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other beauty salon operators in the area. Asha dreams of establishing another beauty salon in the future.

With the Kshs 10,000 she wants to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves. 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
  • 607
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Asha to purchase cosmetics and hair weaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012