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Biishe is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for the family and school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a tailoring business, selling in a shop to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transporting materials to her place of operation. She dreams of expanding her business to a dressmaking school in the future.

With the KES 20,000 loan she wants to purchase cloth materials, embroidery and lace. 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
  • 600
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Biishe to purchase cloth materials, embroidery and lace.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012