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Biasha is a married woman with three adult children. She sells cashew nuts at the market, and she has been doing so for the past ten years. She dreams of opening a shop in the future. Biasha lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Seasonality of the product is her major challenge, and she describes buying food for the family to be her greatest monthly expense. With the loan of Ksh 30,000, she will be able to purchase cashew nuts to sell.

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
  • 366
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,286,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Biasha to purchase cashew nuts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013