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Salama is a married woman with one six-year-old 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 seven years she has operated a business selling clothes door-to-door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan of 50,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) she wants to purchase men's, women's, and children's clothing. 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
  • 1008
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Salama to purchase men's, women's, and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012