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Claris is a married woman with one child who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is water bills.

She has operated a vegetable stall business for the past two years, selling at retail prices to her neighbors and passersby. Claris faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the 40,000 KES she wants to purchase sacks of vegetables and fruits to sell. 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
  • 733
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Claris to purchase sacks of vegetables and fruits to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012