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Umazi is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past three years, Umazi has operated a food kiosk business, selling maize flour and cooking fat to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned the high cost of seasonality as her major challenge. Umazi dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 15,000 loan, she wants to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, sugar, and cooking oil. Umazi 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
  • 707
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Umazi to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, sugar, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014