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Skeeter
Skeeter is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.


For the past three years, she has operated a food vending business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation and seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a café business in the future.


With the 40,000 KES, she wants to build a business structure by purchasing timber and iron sheets and by paying for labor. She decided to join Yehu to improve her living standards.

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
  • 942
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,750,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Skeeter to build a business structure by purchasing timber and iron sheets and by paying for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 21, 2011
Listed
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012