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Sikukuu, 35, is a single mother due to widowhood. She takes care of two school-age children in the rural area of Msambweni. She is a dedicated woman who does not fear any challenges. For the past two years, she has been selling fried fish in one of the busy trading centers. She says that she faces the challenge of high competition in the area where she sells. But, thanks to her good services and quality fish -- and above all, her kindness -- she has been able to establish a good client base. Sikukuu wants to make some investments in her business, so she is asking for a loan to buy more stocks of fish and cooking oil. Her aim is to see her business grow.

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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
  • 469
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sikukuu to buy more stocks of fish and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014