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Subira is a married mother of five children who attends school. She owns a house that has electricity and no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of stiff competition in her business. She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of 50,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES) she wants to purchase bales of clothes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and support 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
  • 381
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Subira to purchase bales of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014