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Kupha is married and her husband works as a farmer. She has 6 children – 4 adults and 2 who are currently enrolled in school. Kupha has run a small kiosk for the past 5 years, and her primary customers are neighbors and passersby. Violet's other source of income includes earnings from her adult children. She describes her greatest business challenge to be low turnover and her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Kupha will use the Kes 80,000 loan to buy more inventory, such as soap, cooking oil and other essential goods. Kupha aspires to run her own retail shop in the future. She joined Yehu because of their convenience and flexibility.

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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Kupha to buy more inventory, such as soap, cooking oil and other essential goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012