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Terezia is a married woman with three children, one attends school while the other two are employed. They live at their own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees and clothing.

For the past 20 years, she has operated a clothes selling business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also sells shoes which contributes to her other source of income. Terezia faces a major challenge of competition from other shoes operators and high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan request she wants to purchase bundles of shoes and clothes 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
  • 604
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Terezia to purchase bundles of shoes and clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012