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Sidi, who is 56, lives in the town of Kaloleni. She has now been running her shop for a number of years. The shop is situated in her home, which she has adapted to attract customers' attention. Her neighbours are complimentary both about her work and about Sidi as a person. She is well known and popular as she is a very friendly and hardworking woman, despite her old age. She has gained the trust of her neighbours who can see how she has bettered herself day by day.

Her dearest wish is to continue making an income from her business which, to date, has helped her to cover most of her household needs. She decided to apply for this loan to enable her to increase the stock for her shop, as she does not have the means to make such an investment on her own. The loan which she is seeking from Yehu will be used to buy a range of goods for the shop such as flour, oil, rice, sugar, beans, sweets and drinks. She wants to meet the growing market demand as this will allow her to increase her income, and provide better opportunities in life for her family.

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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
  • 566
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sidi to buy a range of goods such as flour, oil, rice, sugar, beans, sweets and drinks for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013