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Asha is 37 years old and lives in her own house with her seven children, all of whom are studying. For Asha, her family is the most important thing, and it is for them that she does everything she can to provide them with necessities. For a living, she sells a variety of cereals including peas, beans, maize and coconuts. She has been doing this for some years and so has a lot of experience and some regular customers who come to her every day.

After the loss of her husband, she had a challenge to provide for the whole family. Her dream is for her children to have a better life than she has had. Every day she wakes up early to earn the necessary money, and she wants to keep her business going for a long time as it is her principal source of income. So, to do this, she took the decision to approach Yehu for a loan, as she would like to stock her stall.

She does all this with the aim of continuing to keep her business alive and to give the best possible service. She believes that only by doing this will she manage to realise her dream of giving her family better 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
  • 757
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Asha to stock her stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014