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Furaha, who is 42 years old, is a married woman with nine children and lives in the outskirts of Mombasa.

She decided to start her own source of income seven years ago. She sells fish at the market. She asked Yehu for a previous loan to keep her business stocked. This business is her source of income to cover household expenses.

She’s currently asking for her second loan of KES 30,000 to buy more fish. Her goal is to continue growing to obtain better profits. And, with help from her husband, she wants to build her own house, since the family is currently residing in a rental house.

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
  • 720
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Furaha to buy more fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013