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Habiba is a married mother with children, all of whom attend school. They live at their own house that has electricity but not piped water. She operates a food stall, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other food-stall operators. With KES 20,000, she wants to buy cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour and rice for resale. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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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
  • 555
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,827,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Habiba to purchase cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour and rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014