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Hadija is a married woman with eight children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past 15 years, Hadija has operated a business selling fish from home to neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge is seasonality. During the hot, dry season, it becomes difficult to get supplies of fish for sale. Hadija dreams of expanding and establishing a retail shop in the future.

Hadija plans to use this KES 20,000 loan to purchase 4 sacks of fish for sale. 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
  • 423
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Hadija to purchase fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012