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Margaret is a married woman with six children, four of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, she has operated a water-vending business. She also sells in a shop and from home. Margaret faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During the hot dry season, the availability of water for selling is lower. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase 10 plastic containers for the distribution of water and ground nuts for sale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business in the future.

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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
  • 845
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Margaret to purchase 10 plastic containers for distribution of water and ground nuts for sale.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2011
May 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012