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Sofia
Sofia is a married woman with one child who is still young for school. She owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a retail shop selling business for the past year, selling to her local community. Sofia faces a major challenge of high competition from retail shop operators in the area. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 662
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,776,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $250 helped Sofia to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and cooking oil for sale.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 21, 2011
Listed
Jan 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2012