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Grenter is a married woman with nine children (two boys and seven girls), all of whom attend school. They live in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, rent bills and school fees.

For over twenty years, Grenter has operated a tailoring business, selling in a shop to her neighbors and passersby. Grenter has been able to educate her children and also provide basic needs. She faces a major challenge of competition from other tailors in her area of operation. She dreams of purchasing another sewing machine and expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 30,000, she wants to purchase 20 pieces of cloth materials and thread. She decided to work with Yehu Microfinance Trust to access funds to improve her living standards.

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
  • 806
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,362,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Grenter to purchase 20 pieces of cloth materials and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012