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Neema is a married woman with three children, all of whom still attend school and under her care. They live at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for the children.

She has been operating a vegetable selling business, which she sells at the market and to her town dwellers and neighbors. She cites her major challenge to be seasonality, and she dreams of establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase two kales, cabbages, onions, and row maize for resale. 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
  • 714
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Neema to purchase two kales, cabbages, onions, and row maize for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014