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Umazi is 54 years old and lives in the town of Samburu in the coastal region of Kenya. She is married and has four children who are all currently in school. For over 10 years, Umazi has been working hard in farming where she raises different crops. She sells her farm produce at the market. Umazi sells fresh products which is why her clientele has increased.

To help expand her farming activity, Umazi has requested a loan of 20,000 Kenyan Shillings from Yehu. The loan will be used to buy planting materials, fertilizer and an ox-plough, and will help Umazi to generate greater profits from the farm by producing and selling more products. Umazi hopes that in the future, she will be able to have a borehole to facilitate irrigation during dry season.

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
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Umazi to buy planting materials, fertilizer and an ox-plough.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 3, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013