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Anastasia is a widow with four children, all of whom are adults. They own a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past six years, she has operated a car wash and electronics sales business. Her potential customers are neighbours and passersby. Anastasia faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the rainy season, the availability of customers is lower compared to the dry summer season. She dreams of opening another electronics shop in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase sockets and phone chargers. 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
  • 755
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Anastasia to purchase sockets and phone chargers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012