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Irene has been operating a food stall and selling coconuts for four years, neighbors and passersby being her potential customers. She also sells from home. She faces the challenge of theft as she incurs a lot of losses.

Irene is married with five children who all attend school. She rents a house with no electricity but with piped water. She pointed out school fees as her greatest monthly expenses. Her husband is a shoe-shiner and he supports the family’s basic needs out of his earnings.

With the Kshs 50,000 loan, Irene wants to buy more coconuts, freshwater fish and two sacks of 50 kgs of beans for her stall. She hopes to build a hotel (restaurant) in the 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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Irene to buy more coconuts ,freshwater fish and two sack of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2010
Jun 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011