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Linah is a single woman with one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past twelve years, she has operated a business selling fish at the market to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her dream is to expand her business in the future.

With the 60,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase bundles of fish for resale. She decided to join Yehu in order 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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Linah to purchase bundles of fish to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 1, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012