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Samin is a married woman with two boys and five girls, three of whom are enrolled in school. She operates a grocery and sells her goods at the market. She has been in this business for the last three years and dreams of opening a retail shop in future.

Samin lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She describes high transportation costs to be her major drawback, and school fees to be her greatest monthly expense. With the Ksh 30,000, she plans to purchase vegetables and fruits for 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
  • 866
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Samin to purchase vegetables and fruits for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013