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Shamsa is a happily married woman with a child who has already finished schooling and a husband who works as a coxswain. She owns a house with electricity and piped water.

Shamsa has been selling fresh water in a shop for over ten years, neighbors being her main customers. In addition she owns houses for rent as her other source of income. With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase a tank and a pumping machine. She cited machine breakdown and power Shortage as a major challenges in her business.

Shamsa hopes to invest in a hardware store some day. She decided to join Yehu because of its mission to provide sustainable financial services to rural social-economically-marginalized entrepreneurs.

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
  • 1040
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Shamsa to purchase a water tank and a pumping machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011