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Zainabu is a married woman with two children, both of whom are enrolled in school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Zainabu has been operating a food stall for the past six years and she aspires to opening a hotel in the future. She describes food and school fees to be her greatest monthly expenses, and price fluctuation of goods to be her major challenge. She sells her goods at the market centre to the general public.

The loan of 30,000 KES will enable her to purchase beans, sugar, rice and cooking fat.

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
  • 883
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Zainabu to purchase beans, sugar, rice and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013