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Noor is a married woman who lives at her own house; it has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past year, she has operated a beauty salon business. Her potential customers are the neighboring community members and town dwellers. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in the price of commodities in the market. She dreams of expanding her beauty salon business in the future.

With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase shampoo, relaxers, conditioners, weaves and braids. 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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Noor to purchase shampoo, relaxers, conditioners, weaves and braids.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012