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Samini is a married woman with four children; three are adults and one is in school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past two years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling women's wrap clothes (lessos). She cites stiff competition as her major challenge in the business.

Samini is requesting 40,000 Kenyan shillings to purchase 40 pieces of women's wrap clothes (lessos) for resale. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the near future.

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
  • 954
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,866,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Samini to purchase 40 pieces of women's wrap clothes (lessos) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Jan 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014