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Zilpa is 33 years old and lives with her life companion and her five children, all of whom are attending school.

For the last two years, she has been selling rice in a store in her home. She started off small and then started to grow, thanks to the recommendations of her customers to other people. In this way she grew a little at a time. She considers herself to be a good entrepreneur.

She is asking for a loan to buy sacks of rice to sell. She is thankful to Kiva and Yehu for the opportunity given to her as obtaining the loan will be a great help to her.

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
  • 947
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Zilpa to buy sacks of rice to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014