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Halima is divorced and has six children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and household consumables.

For the past ten years, she has operated an open-air food-selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of business.

With the KES 20,000 she wants to buy wheat flour, maize flour, rice and beans . 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
  • 969
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,033,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Halima to buy wheat flour, maize flour, rice and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014