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This is 32 year old, married Halima. She lives with her family in Msambweni, a town in the coastal region of Kenya. Her husband is a businessman. They have two children who are currently attending school.

Four years ago she learned how to sew because she liked it. She carries out this work alone in one of the trading centres. She doesn't have a fixed timetable but she prefers opening early and works up to late in the evening.

She will use this loan to buy sewing materials such as fabrics and thread. Over the next few years she would like to open a business where she can display the articles she makes.

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
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Halima to buy sewing materials such as fabrics and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013