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Shamina is married and has two children, one of whom attends school. The other is an infant. Her husband is a driver, and he supports his family financially. They live at their own house that has electricity, but not piped water.

Shamima has operated a food stall business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other food stall operators, in her business.

With KES 70,000 loan, she wants to purchase a motorcycle with which she will venture into the transport business. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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
  • 514
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    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 $850 helped Shamima to purchase a motorcycle and venture into the transport business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014