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Christine is a married woman with three children, two of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are water bills, school fees, food and clothing for the family.

For the last four years, she has operated her rental houses. In addition she also sells fresh water to her neighbors whichis her other source of income. Christine faces a major challenge of competition in her business. She hopes to build five more rental houses in the future.

With the 80,000 KES loan she wants to renovate her rental houses, purchase cement, paint and pay for labor. She decided to join Yehu to access loans and improve her business and her standard of living.

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
  • 751
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Christine to renovate her rental houses, purchase cement, paint and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011