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

For the past four years, she has operated a business of selling lesos ( women's wrap cloths). She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. She dreams of expanding to become a big supplier of clothes in the future.

With the loan, she wants to purchase more pieces of leso ( women wrap cloth) 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.

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About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 615
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,262,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Salma to purchase more pieces of leso (women's wrap cloth) for resale.
87% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 26, 2014
Listed
Jun 10, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible