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Jane is a married woman with one child who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are house rent and electricity bills.

Jane operates two businesses: a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) business and a business making natural juices. She has worked in these businesses for over a year. Jane faces the major challenge of traffic regulations on motorcycle business operators. She hopes to construct her own house for her family and later build her own rental houses.

With this 20,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase a new engine for her boda boda and purchase fruits and flavoring for making natural juices. She decided to join Kiva partner, Yehu, because it has a good reputation in the community.

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
  • 725
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Jane to purchase a new engine for her boda boda and fruits and flavoring for making natural juices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011