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Halima is a married woman with six school-going children. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food for the family.

She operates a kiosk food business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned price fluctuation as her major challenge. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the loan, she wants to purchase tea leaves, rice, sugar, beans, and sweets for resale. She decided to join 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
  • 654
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,287,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $250 helped Halima to purchase tea leaves, rice, sugar, beans, and sweets for resale.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2014
May 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: