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Samira
Samira is a married woman with three children, one in school and two adults. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, she has operated a shop kiosk business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned seasonality as her major challenge. Samira dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000 loan, she wants to purchase sweets, biscuits, bread, milk, soft drinks, beans and cooking oil 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
  • 445
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,309,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Samira to purchase sweets, biscuits, bread, milk, soft drinks, beans and cooking oil for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 29, 2013
Listed
Sep 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 20, 2014