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Saha is married to a truck driver. They have seven children — two completed tertiary level and five still go to school. Saha, who previously operated a restaurant, sells water from home to her neighbors and passersby. With the Kshs 70,000 she wants to purchase a 6000-litre water tank to supply fresh water to her neighbors and water vendors. Her other source of income is selling firewood and charcoal. Her major challenge is seasonal water rationing. She hopes to expand, and invest in, her business. Saha decided to work with Yehu because its policies and procedures are simple to follow. She owns a house with no electricity or piped water. Her biggest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

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
  • 560
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,721,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Saha to purchase a 6000-litre water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011