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Masika is married with five children. She and her spouse both work tirelessly to provide the family with everything they need to have a better life.

Masika was a saleswoman at a shoe store for many years while her husband worked as a farmer. She came up with the idea to open her own business. With the help of small loans, she continues to sell shoes and now rents three commercial spaces and has four employees. Masika has several customers. Later on she would like to buy her own shop where she can generate better sales.

Masika is requesting this loan in order to purchase shoes, slippers, athletic shoes, and other items. As a result, her business will be well-stocked and she will be able to offer a good variety to her customers.

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
  • 744
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,794,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Masika to purchase shoes and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014