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Halima is a widowed mother of five children. She lives at her own house that has no electricity or piped water.

For the past three years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling door to door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of lack of enough capital for the business. She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan she is requesting of KES 40,000, she wants to purchase bales of clothes 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
  • 840
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Halima to purchase bales of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2013
Nov 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014