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Rehema is a hardworking and enterprising woman. She is a married mother of five children, who go to school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is for food. Rehema cooks fried potatoes and sells them to neighbors and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge. With this KES 50,000 loan, she wants to buy a sack of potatoes and cooking oil. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income and establish a restaurant in the near future.

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
  • 855
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rehema to buy cooking oil and a sack of potatoes for her business, frying and selling potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014