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Asha is a married woman, and she has five children, all of whom attend school. Asha owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Asha operates a cereal-selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality.

With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase sacks of maize for resale. She joined Yehu to get financial support.

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
  • 708
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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 $475 helped Asha to purchase sacks of maize for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Oct 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014