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Maimuna is a married woman with three boys; two attend school while one is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, electricity and clothing.

For the past five years, she has operated a retail shop business and also sells fresh water to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other retail shop operators in her area of operation. She dreams of establishing a water-selling stall in the future.

With the 100,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to renovate her retail shop and purchase cement, sand and blocks. 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
  • 612
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Maimuna to renovate her retail shop and purchase cement, sand and blocks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012