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Hafsa is a married woman, and she has one school-going child. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

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

With the loan, she wants to purchase sweets, biscuits, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans, and cooking oil. 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
  • 828
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,869,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Hafsa to purchase items to sell, including bread, milk, rice, beans, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015