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Bibi is the married mother of two children, who are still young. She lives in her own house that has no electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a cereal-selling business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of stiff competition in her business. She dreams of expanding and establishing a shop business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of KES 50,000, she wants to purchase maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum 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
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,298,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Bibi to purchase maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014