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Masika
Masika is a married woman with nine children, four of whom attend school and the rest are adults. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenge. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the loan, she wants to purchase soap, wheat flour, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business

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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
  • 867
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $475 helped Masika to purchase soap, wheat flour, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 3, 2014
Listed
Jun 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2015