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Lydia is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years she has operated a clothes-selling business. She sells clothes in a shop and from home to her neighbours. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a retail shop business in the future.

With the 20000 KES she wants to purchase bundles of babies clothes, ladies clothes and toys. 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
  • 609
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Lydia to purchase bundles of babies clothes, ladies clothes and toys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012