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Sheila is a beautiful woman, who is married to Abdalla. They do not yet have children. She has seven years of experience managing a tailoring business. She is a hardworking lady who also owns a kiosk. Her cousin assists her in running the kiosk. She and her husband live in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water.

Sheila has been an active member of Yehu for some time, this being her third loan. She tells us that the previous loans have been beneficial to her.

Sheila has received some orders, and she does not want to disappoint her customers. She is therefore asking for a loan of Ksh 50,000 to purchase rolls of cloth, with the remaining money to be used to add stocks of flour to her kiosk. Sheila’s goal is to own a dressmaking college in the future and to provide a quality life for her family.

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
  • 431
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sheila to buy cloth for dressmaking, with the remaining money to be used to add stocks of flour to her kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013