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Racheal is a thirty-two-year-old married woman with one school-going child. Her husband Martin is a businessman who contributes to providing for the family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her child.

Racheal has operated a retail shop for the past five years. Her potential clients are passersby. She faces a major challenge of theft. She dreams of expanding her business to a wholesale shop.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase more stock of maize flour, wheat flour, and sugar for her shop. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access loan facilities.

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
  • 683
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Racheal to purchase more stock of maize flour, wheat flour, and sugar for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012