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Chiziwi is a married woman with five children, three boys and two girls, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past three years, she has operated a clothing selling business, selling kikoi (colored cloth used as clothing) and bed sheets to her neighboring community members. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. Her major dream is to expand her business and improve her living standards.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase 35 pieces of kikoi and 20 pieces of bed sheets. 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
  • 583
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 92.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Chiziwi to purchase 35 pieces of kikoi and 20 pieces of bed sheets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012