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Pili is a married woman. Her husband works as a mason. Pili operates a food stall business and sells her goods as retail. She's worked in this business for 10 years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby.

Pili's other source of income includes her side job as a tailor. She describes her greatest business challenge as the high cost of transportation and her highest monthly expenses are rent bills and school fees. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water.

Pili will use the Kes 40,000 loan to purchase wheat flour, rice, cooking oil and coconut. She aspires to become self reliant in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 741
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Pili to purchase wheat flour, rice, cooking oil and coconut.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013