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Riziki is a 30-year-old married woman. She has six children who are all enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Rai and he works as a driver. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor running water.

Riziki operates a retail shop, selling groceries and household goods. She has worked in this business for five years. Her primary customers are her neighbors and passers by. Riziki's other source of income is farming. She describes her greatest business challenge to be inadequate capital to expand her business and her highest monthly expense is food for her family.

Riziki will use the loan of 30,000 KES to purchase sugar, milk, maize flour, wheat flour, rice, beans and detergent to stock her store with items to sell. Riziki aspires to establish a wholesale shop in the future. She joined Yehu in order to access funds 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
  • 387
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,248,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Riziki to purchase sugar, milk, maize flour, wheat flour, rice, beans and detergent to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013