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Bimboje is 40 years old, married and has nine children, all of whom are in school. Her husband is a fisherman who uses his income to help support their family. They live in a house that has electricity and piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the last 10 years, Bimboje has earned a living by selling the fish that her husband catches. Her goal for the future is to expand her business. She is applying for a loan for Kshs 50,000 to buy more equipment, cooking oil and salt. She joined Yehu to access loans that would allow her to expand 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
  • 566
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Bimboje to buy more equipment, cooking oil and salt for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012