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Zawadi B. is a married woman with one child who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a vegetable stall business for the past three years, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Zawadi faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation of charcoal. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

With the KES 30,000, she wants to purchase sacks of potatoes, tomatoes and onions. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 811
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Zawadi to purchase sacks of potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012