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Jemima is a married woman with five children who all attend school. She owns a house with no electricity but it does have piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has been operating her tailoring business for the last five years, selling at retail prices to her neighbors and passersby. She sells secondhand clothes as her other source of income. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business.

Jemima decided to work with Yehu so as to get financial assistance to boost her business. With the 30,000 KES loan she wants to purchase fabric, materials and Khangas (traditional African cotton cloth). Her major goal of working with Yehu is to operate as a wholesaler in the future.

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
  • 1047
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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 $375 helped Jemima to purchase fabric, materials and Khangas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011