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Kavumbi is married to a mason and has four girls and one boy. Only two of her children were able to attend school. Kavumbi sells cassavas, coconuts, and brooms. She has been in this business for 10 years and has no other sources of income. She sells her products wholesale door to door. Her customers are retailers and food vendors. Her greatest challenge is that her customers don't always make their payments. She aspires to be a dairy farmer and with the ksh. 30,000, loan she wants to purchase a dairy cow and pay for brooms and coconuts in advance. Kavumbi owns her home but does not have electricity or running water. Her greatest monthly expense is food. She hopes to lift her living standard and educate her children.

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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
  • 782
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Kavumbi to buy a dairy cow, coconuts, brooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010