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Elizabeth is a married woman. She has four children, and all are currently enrolled in school. Her husband works in construction. Elizabeth operates a food stall and a clothing resale business, and sells her goods in a shop. She's worked in this business for five years. Her primary customers are local residents and neighbors. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Elizabeth's other source of income includes running a resident house. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality, and her largest monthly expense is food for her family.

Elizabeth will use the 20,000 Kenyan shillings loan to pay for her children's school fees. Elizabeth aspires to run her own wholesale business in the future. She joined Yehu because of their welcoming rates.

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
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Elizabeth to pay for her children's school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012