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Zawadi is 28 years and married to Salim. They are blessed with three children, all of whom attend 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 food stall selling business, selling at the market and from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she also sells fish which adds another source of income. She faces the major challenges of seasonality and the high cost of transportation.

With the Kshs 15,000 she wants to purchase bundles of fish, wheat flour and cooking fat oil for resale. 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
  • 781
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Zawadi to purchase bundles of fish, wheat flour and cooking fat oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012