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Dorothy
Dorothy is a married woman with four children. Three of them attend school, and one is still too young for school. She owns a house that has piped water but no electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past ten years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling to local customers. Dorothy sells items for household consumption, such as maize flour, sugar, and tea leaves. Her other source of income is a mobile phone charging business. One of the major challenges Dorothy faces in her business is the high cost of transportation.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan she wants to buy one sack of sugar, two bundles of wheat flour, and two bundles of maize flour. She decided to join Yehu to get access to 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
  • 833
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,311,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Dorothy to purchase one sack of sugar, two bundles of wheat flour, and two bundles of maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2011
Listed
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 16, 2012