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Hanna is a widowed mother of seven children, all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past ten years, she has operated a food stall selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding her business to meet her customer's demands in the future.

With the Kshs 10,000 loan she wants to buy water pipes to install for her water selling business. 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
  • 458
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Hanna to buy water pipes to install for water selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012