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Nyamvula is a married woman with 5 school going children. She owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Nyamvula has operated a cereal selling business for the past 15 years; in addition she also runs a grocery. Her potential clients are the local villagers. She faces a major challenge of drought; there is no harvest during this time. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the Kshs 20,000 loan she wants to purchase more cereal for resale. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access fund to improve her living standards.

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
  • 675
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Nyamvula to purchase more cereals for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012