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Riziki is married and lives in Samburu with her husband. Riziki's business is selling of fresh vegetables and fruits from home to her neighbours and passersby. She started her business seven years ago, with a small amount of capital; she started buying fruits and vegetables and reselling them. She is supported in this business by her husband.

Riziki's business has gradually grown and now her main customers are not only neighbours but also restaurant operators. This helps her business' growth as they always refer new buyers to her. Riziki's main challenge is having enough working capital to buy more fruits and vegetables for resale to increase his income. For this reason, she is requesting a Kiva loan to buy sacks of fruits and vegetables and to invest in a charcoal selling business. This will help increase her income, upon which her family depends.

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
  • 489
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Riziki to buy sacks of fruits and vegetables and invest in charcoal selling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013