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Ummi, age 29, is married and has three children. She owns house without electricity and piped water. She has a grocery shop which is well-known, and frequented by her neighbors and other occasional customers.

The products that she offers are all of the basic needs items like sugar, rice, tea, dairy products, and other merchandise. The requested loan of KES 30,000 will be used to buy a greater quantity of basic needs merchandise for her to sell at the grocery shop. The resulting profit will be used to settle the school fees of her children, as that is a challenge 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
  • 1010
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Ummi to buy a greater quantity of basic needs merchandise for her grocery shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013