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Asha is a mother of three children, two in school and one adult. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is household consumables.

For over 15 years, she has operated a tailoring business, making garments for both men and women as well as curtains. She cites seasonality as her major challenge.

With the loan, she wants to purchase cloth materials and sewing threads for her business. 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
  • 711
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Asha to purchase cloth materials and sewing threads for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015