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Bintihamad is a divorced woman with six children, four of whom are working while two are still in school. She sells khangas (African traditional cloth) both from home and door-to-door. In addition, she sells firewood in the neighborhood.

Bintihamad is a very hardworking, responsible and very honest lady, as her customers comment. Her longtime dream was to work independently, so that she would no longer depend on someone else. Through her hard work and dedication, she achieved what she so desired and already has her own business of selling firewood.

She requests the loan in order to purchase bundles of clothes and stock of firewood, so that she can continue to offer her customers the variety to which they are accustomed. She gives thanks for the opportunity she's being given.

She also commends her working children for their support and she says that they have relieved her since her husband divorced her. Bintihamad lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water, together with her two children who are in primary school.

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
  • 398
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Bintihamad to purchase bundles of clothes and stock of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013