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Tabu is a married woman with three children, all of whom are adults. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. For over ten years, she has operated a food stall business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby.

Tabu faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the rainy season, it becomes difficult to operate. Hence few customers come to her food stall. She dreams of opening a hotel in the future. With the Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase bales of maize flour, rice and sacks of beans. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 587
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tabu to purchase bales of maize flour, rice and sacks of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012