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Asha
Asha is a married woman and a mother of six children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children.

Asha has operated a coconut vending business for the past thirteen years, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Asha dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase sacks of coconuts for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 932
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,730,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Asha to purchase sacks of coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 26, 2013
Listed
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014