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Bintinasiri lives in the coastal region of Kenya. She is a divorced woman with five children who are adults. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

She has a store in her house in which she stocks and sells makuti (thatching materials made from palm leaves). She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She is requesting a loan to purchase more makuti for resale. She expects to do this without any difficulties, and to continue working without any problems.

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
  • 467
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Bintinasiri to purchase more makuti for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014