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Began is a widowed woman with four children who are all married. She lives in a rental house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for herself.

She has operated a clothes selling business for the past five years; in addition she owns a tuk tuk. Her potential clients are the community members. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transport. She dreams of expanding her business to a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 80,000 she wants to purchase bundles of clothes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans so that she can be self reliant.

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
  • 821
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,889,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 101.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Began to purchase bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012