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Teresa is a married woman with four children, one of whom attends high school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

For over thirty years, she has operated a vegetable stall business, selling as retail to her local neighbours. Teresa faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to become a big supplier of vegetables in the future.

With the 30,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase bundles of vegetables and expand her business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve 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
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Teresa to purchase vegetables and expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012