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Halima is 46 years old and the mother of a son and two daughters. She lives with her mother-in-law and her children in their home, located in the rural areas of Tiribe.

Halima has worked for over six years tending her kiosk where she attends to a number of customers in her community. She also owns a motorcycle taxi which she says has been a profitable project, since this is a common means of transportation in her rural home.

Halima is asking for this loan to purchase another motor bike to expand her business. She is very happy to continue working with Yehu and Kiva because of the help they have given her business and because her living conditions are improving.

Her dream is to have several businesses so as to earn more income.

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
  • 788
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Halima to purchase a motor bike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013