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Zakia
Zakia, 37, is a married woman with six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years, Zakia has operated a restaurant business from home, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her major dream is to establish a retail shop in the future.

Zakia plans to use this KES 30,000 loan to purchase cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and cereals. 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
  • 854
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Zakia to purchase cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 28, 2011
Listed
Jan 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012