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Ann is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. They live in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, she has sold hand bags, shoes, and cloth from her home to her neighbours and friends. Ann faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of becoming a big supplier of hand bags, shoes and cloth to other entrepreneurs in the market.

With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) she is requesting she wants to purchase hand bags, shoes, and cloth for sale. 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
  • 831
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Ann to purchase hand bags, shoes and cloth for resale.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012