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Zainab is a married woman who lives in the small village of Kwale District in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She is busy with trading. She purchases new clothing in Mombasa city, Kenya, and then sells them at the market. The clothes are of good quality, and they have no problems with selling.

Zainab requested credit for purchasing bundles of clothes for resale. She will offer a wide assortment of clothes to the customers. This will increase her sales and consequently, her profit. She will reinvest part of the profit in the same business, and the other part will be used for improving her family's living conditions.

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
  • 794
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Zainab to purchase bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013