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Khadija is a married woman with three children of school age. She lives in a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Khadija sells snacks from her home to the general public. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business, and the lack of enough capital for the continuity of the business.

With the 20,000 Kenyan Shilling loan she has asked for, Khadija wants to buy ingredients including wheat flour, cooking oil and sugar for her business. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance to improve 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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Khadija to buy ingredients including flour, cooking oil and sugar for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014