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Yabu is a single woman with no children. She stays in her own house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has been operating a tailoring business for the last three years. Her customers are her neighbors and passersby. She cites inflation as her major challenge.

With the Ksh 40,000 she wants to purchase a tailoring machine and fabric for her business. She joined Yehu to access the loan funds.

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
  • 464
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Yabu to purchase a tailoring machine and fabric for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014