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Tatu is married with two children, one of whom attends school while one is still too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a beauty salon business for the six years; her potential customers are women. Tatu faces a major challenge of seasonality, but during the festive season she receives many customers in her beauty salon. She decided to join Yehu to access loans and invest in her business.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase a blow dryer for her beauty salon. She dreams of establishing her own stall 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
  • 824
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Tatu to purchase a blow dryer for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012