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Zainabu is a married woman with four children, three of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are household consumables.

For the past six years, she has operated a dry fish selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She is asking for a loan of Kshs 30000 that she will use to buy more dry fish for sale. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. She dreams of expanding to be a wholesale supplier in the future.

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
  • 679
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Zainabu to buy more dry fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014