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Siti is married to a businessman and has six children; five attend school and one is still too young for school. She has been operating a retail shop and green vegetable stall for over ten years.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and sugar.

Her potential customers are the neighboring community. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. Siti's major goal is to open another retail shop in the future.

She decided to work with Yehu because of its sustainable financial services. She lives in her own house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is 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
  • 435
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Siti to purchase wheat flour, maize flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011