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Halima is a single woman with two children who both graduated from school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a business selling baobab fruit, the powdered pith of the baobab nut. Halima sells at the market to neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. During the dry summer season, the supply of baobab fruit declines, compared to cold winter seasons. She dreams of establishing a baobab fruit shop in the future.

With the KES 20,000 loan, Halima wants to purchase sacks of baobab fruit to sell. 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
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Halima to purchase sacks of baobab fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012