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Asha is a divorced woman with five children, two boys and three girls, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past three years, she has operated a coconut selling business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation and seasonality in her business. Her product is found in the rural areas with poor road networks, hence making her business difficult to operate. She dreams of expanding her business to meet her customers’ needs in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase sacks of coconuts as a supply during festive season. 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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 97.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Asha to purchase sacks of coconuts as a supply during festive season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012