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Bintihamisi is a married woman with two children, one of whom attends school while one is still young for school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water.

For the past year, she has operated a pre-school for young children. Her potential customers are children from the neighboring community. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a permanent school in the future.

With the KES 40,000, she wants to renovate the classrooms and increase the number of classrooms to accommodate upper classes. 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
  • 424
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Bintihamisi to renovate the classrooms and add classrooms to accommodate upper classes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012