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Bahati, aged 32 years, is married and a mother of five children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a family house that has electricity but not piped water. Her highest monthly expenses are school fees and transport.

For the past year, she has operated a business selling cosmetics from her shop to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a boutique shop in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of KES 20,000, she wants to purchase cosmetics for her shop. 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
  • 1011
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bahati to purchase cosmetics for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014