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Halima lives with her husband who is a businessman and has been a member of the Yehu Microfinance since 2011. She buys and sells coal and gas pouches for a living.

She started her business with a wooden wheelbarrow, which she still owns. Over time she has purchased other work tools, eventually acquiring an open motorcar for her sales activity and product delivery to customers. The problem was that rainy days posed inconveniences. She now has bought another motorcar, covered this time, so she can deliver products, come rain or shine.

She is requesting a loan to buy coal to fill customer orders.

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
  • 831
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Halima to buy coal to fill customer orders.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014