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Wakati, 36 years old and married with four children, lives with her family in Tiribe, Kenya, in their own home. She sells clothes for women, men and children. She makes and sells a variety of shirts, skirts and suits. She has done this work for many years, since she was trained as a tailor, and now has a lot of experience which helps her to increase her income. She buys clothing materials and makes them in her home at negotiable prices, depending on the customers' wishes. She has many regular clients who prefer buying from her because she always provides what they need, offers affordable prices, sells only high-quality items and provides excellent service.

She is an entrepreneurial woman who works very hard. She always fights for what she wants and never stops until she is successful. In the last few months, demand for her clothing has increased. It is for this reason that Wakati wants to expand the business, buy materials wholesale and employ someone to help her increase output. She has asked for a loan amounting 20,000 KES. She assures us that she will be able to repay the loan, and at the same time she is confident that she will be able to better provide 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
  • 372
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Wakati to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013