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Everlyne is a widowed woman with two boys who have already graduated from school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, clothing, electricity and school fees for her two granddaughters.

For the past 20 years, she has operated a water vending business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she also operates a food stall and a play station, which contributes to her other source of income. She faces a major challenge of competition from other water vendors in the area. Everlyne dreams of establishing real estate houses in the future.

With the KSHS 80,000, she wants to purchase a motorcycle to start a transport business. 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
  • 610
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Everlyne to purchase a motorcycle to start a transport business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012