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Hadija is a married woman who has 6 children, 4 attending school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She has been selling paraffin for the last 2 years. She sells her paraffin to her neighbors from home. With the loan of KES 15,000, she plans to add to the stock for her business. She describes her major challenge to be high transportation cost, and her monthly expenses to be food and school fees.

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
  • 731
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Hadija to add paraffin to stock for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013