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

For the past seven years, Teresia has operated a green grocery business, selling in a shop at wholesale and at the market. Her potential customers are neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. Teresia dreams of establishing a wholesale grocery in the future.

Teresia plans to use this KES 40,000 loan to purchase a dairy cow to start a dairy farming business. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to uplift 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
  • 745
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Teresia to purchase a dairy cow to start a dairy farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013