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Zaitun is a married woman who has been blessed with two children, both of whom attend school. Together with her husband, they live at their own house that has electricity and piped water.

She has operated a posho mill grinding machine business for over five years; she operates at the market where neighbors are the potential customers. She faces a major challenge of stiff competition in her business.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase bags of maize for resale. She dreams of expanding her business by purchasing another grinding machine in the near 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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Zaituni to purchase bags of maize for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014