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Salma, aged 38 years, is married and has been blessed with seven children. They own a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For over three years, she has operated a tailoring business, making dresses for women and suits for men. Her potential customers are neighbors. She faces a major challenge of inadequate capital in the business.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase cloth materials, sewing thread, and needles. She joined Yehu because it is responsive to customer needs.

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
  • 468
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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 $500 helped Salma to purchase cloth materials, sewing thread, and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014