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Bihija is 30 years old and is married with four children, all of whom are currently inschool. She lives in the town of Kwale, Kenya. For the past two years, Bihija has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells good for the home.

Bihija is requesting a 40,000 KES loan from Yehu to buy inventory such as cooking oil, flour, and soap to sell. Her loan will help expand her business and generate greater profits that she will use to pay school fees and help improve the quality life for her family. Bihija hopes that in the future she will be able to open up a wholesale 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
  • 860
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bihija to buy cooking oil, sugar, flour, and soap to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013