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Tima is a married woman of four school-going children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She has operated a retail shop business for the past five years, selling household consumables like wheat flour and maize flour from her home to her neighbours. She faces a challenge of delayed payments by creditors in her business. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the future.

With the 30,000 KES she has requested she wants to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil.

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
  • 678
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,920,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Tima to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014