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Asia is a married woman with two children who are still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

For the past seven years, she has operated a tailoring business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of availability of materials for her tailoring business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the KSHS 50,000, she wants to purchase cloth materials for resale. 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
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Asia to purchase cloth materials for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013