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Riziki is a married woman with two children, one of whom attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and high transportation costs.

For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop, selling in a shop to her neighbours. One of the major challenges she faces in the business is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her retail shop to a wholesale shop in the future.

With this loan of KES 20,000, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice, and sugar. She decided to join Yehu to get access to 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
  • 574
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Riziki to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012