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Rehema is a married woman and has 3 children. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past nine years, she has operated a cereals shop business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby, all of whom are potential customers. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business and she dreams of establishing a wholesale cereals shop business in the future.

With the Kes 50,000 loan that she is requesting, she wants to purchase stocks of wheat, maize, beans and rice for resale. 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
  • 826
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rehema to purchase stocks of wheat, maize, beans and rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 8, 2013
Aug 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014