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Leah is married and has been blessed with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a house she owns that has electricity and piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the last eight years, she has earned a living by selling fish. One of her biggest challenges is the seasonal nature of her business, and she dreams of becoming a wholesaler of fish in coming years, and also opening a tailoring business. She is requesting a loan for Kshs 100,000 to buy fish to resell and to buy clothing materials for her tailoring business. She joined Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Leah to buy fish to sell and supplies for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014