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Halima is a widowed mother of 10 children who are now adults. She lives at her own house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and electricity bills.

For the past 10 years, she has operated a business renting utensils like plates, spoons and ovens to her customers during weddings and other occasions. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding and establishing a shop for the business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting for KSHS 20,000, she wants to purchase more utensils to rent. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 426
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Halima to purchase more utensils and ovens to rent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013