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Zainabu is a happily married woman with two children who attend school. Her spouse is a driver by profession and he contributes to his family's basic needs. She owns a home with electricity and piped water. She cites electricity as her greatest monthly expense. She has been operating her soft drink business for the last two years. Recently she was employed as a receptionist. In addition, she has a poultry business and also has rental houses as another source of income. Zainabu sells from home to her neighbors and potential customers. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in the business. With the loan of Kshs 70,000, she wants to purchase a freezer for soft drink storage and chicks for her poultry business. Her major goal is to have a poultry farm in the future. She decided to work with Yehu to get access to sustainable financial services.

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
  • 400
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Zainabu to purchase a freezer for soft drink storage and ten chicks for her poultry business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011