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Mary is a married woman with four children, two of whom still attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past year Mary has operated a food stall business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Seasonality in her business is her major challenge.

Mary decided to join Yehu to access loans so as to boost her business. With her 10,000 KES loan she wants to purchase sacks of maize flour, wheat flour and sugar. She dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

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
  • 681
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mary to purchase sacks of maize flour, wheat flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012