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Bidhala is a married woman with one child who attends school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five years, Bidhala has been operating a mat weaving business and a coconut sales business to earn a living. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Bidhala dreams of expanding her business in the future to meet her customers' needs.

With this loan for Kshs 20,000, Bidhala wants to purchase palm leaves for use as mat weaving materials for her business. She joined Yehu Microfinance to access loans to boost her living standards.

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
  • 882
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Bidhala buy palm leaves to weave mats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Oct 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012