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Caro is a married woman who lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rent.

For the past three years, Caro has operated a clothing sales business, selling at wholesale and at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She also operates a retail shop which provides her with another source of income. Caro faces a major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. She dreams of expanding and becoming a wholesale supplier in the future.

Caro plans to use this KES 20,000 loan to purchase bundles of clothes, wheat flour and maize flour. 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
  • 721
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Caro to purchase bundles of clothes, wheat flour and maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012