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Leila is a married woman with no children. She lives in her own house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

She has operated a retail shop business for the past two years, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of fluctuating prices in her business.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase stocks of sugar, rice, maize flour, soap, tea leaves, and wheat flour 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
  • 728
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Leila to purchase stocks of sugar, rice, maize flour, soap, tea leaves. and wheat flour for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014