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Halima, 23, is single and rents her dwelling place. She sells clothes, an occupation she learned from her mother when she was a little girl. To buy merchandise, Halima travels to the city because she believes she gets better prices there.

The loan she’s requesting from Yehu is to buy more merchandise to stock her business and meet customer demand because the number of her customers has increased. She hopes to open a boutique in future. Some of the things she would like to buy with loan include clothes of different types to offer a variety of her customers to chose.

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
  • 426
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Halima to buy bales of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013