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Elizabeth is a married woman with three children; two of the children attend school while one is still too young for school. Elizabeth owns a house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

For the past year, Elizabeth has operated a dry fish selling business; she sells at retail to hotel operators and her neighbours. Elizabeth faces a major challenge of delayed payments by debtors. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

Elizabeth plans to use this KES 15,000 loan to purchase sacks of dry fish and to establish a restaurant 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
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Elizabeth to purchase sacks of dry fish and to establish a restaurant business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011