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Bahati is from the city of Mombasa. She’s the mother of two children, both of whom attend school. She’s married and is a merchant by trade, selling clothing from a small store set up in her home. She started this business with the help from her husband. Her husband is employed in one of the government institutions in the city. They work together to get their family ahead.

Bahati will use the money from this loan to buy 'khangas' (a type of fabric) and other clothing materials for sale. This is the type of merchandise she sells and she needs to stock her store. Her plans include expanding her store and adding new styles and sizes of clothing. Her goal is to prepare her children to become professionals; even as she aspires opening a boutique.

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
  • 1011
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Bahati to buy khangas (a type of fabric) and other clothing materials for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013