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Dorcus is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. Her husband is a bus driver, and he contributes to the upbringing of the kids. She has been operating her open air food stall for the last three years, selling at the market to town dwellers.

With the Kshs 20,000 she is requesting, she wants to open a new business selling coral bricks. Her major challenge is the high cost of transportation. She hopes to be a wholesaler of coral bricks and to earn more profit in the future.

She decided to work with Yehu to get a loan to finance her new business. She owns a house with no electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dorcus to start a new business selling coral bricks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011