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Janet is a 36-year-old, married woman with one child who has completed high school. Her husband, Ashraff, is a tailor who contributes to the provision of the family’s basic needs. Janet lives in a rental house with electricity and piped water. Her largest monthly expenses are food for her family and the electricity bill.

Janet has operated a business selling fried potatoes for the past 10 years. Her potential clients are the local area residents. Janet must deal with the challenge of debtors not paying their debts on time. She dreams of owning a house in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan, Janet wants to purchase additional potato stock and cooking oil for her business. She decided to join Kiva partner Yehu to access loan opportunities.

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
  • 782
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Janet to purchase more potato stock and cooking oil for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2011
Jan 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2013