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Sakina is married and has two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has piped water but no electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is rent.

For the past year, Sakina has operated a tailoring business from home. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. Her major business challenge is lack of enough customers. Sakina dreams of accessing loan facilities to boost her business.

Sakina plans to use this KES 10,000 loan to purchase another sewing machine. 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
  • 592
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sakina to purchase another sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012