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Zaitun is a married woman and has two children, a boy and a girl. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees, and rent.

For the past 2 years, Zaitun has been operating a Kanga selling business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation and in competition from other clothes selling businesses. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With this loan for Kshs 40,000, Zaitun wants to purchase bundles of Kanga for resale. 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
  • 385
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Zaitun to buy bundles of Kanga for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2011
May 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012