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Zainabu is a married woman with 5 children who have completed school. Her husband is a fisherman who contributes to the provision of basic family needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Zainabu has operated a food stall for the past 15 years; her potential clients are the local area residents. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of establishing a hotel in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase more stocks of rice, wheat flour and cooking fat for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access fund 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
  • 828
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Zainabu to purchase more stocks of rice, wheat flour and cooking fat for her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013