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Umazi is a married woman, and she has five children all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

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

With the loan, she wants to purchase sacks of maize, beans, and rice 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
  • 601
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Umazi to purchase sacks of maize, beans, and rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015