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Halima is a married mother with five school-going children. They live at their own house, which has no electricity or piped water. She operates a food kiosk, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge in the form of competition from other food kiosk operators. With a loan of KES 30,000, she wants to buy cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour and rice for resale. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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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
  • 855
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,028,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Halima to purchase cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour and rice for sale in her food kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014