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Hellen
Hellen is a married woman with five children one of whom attends school. Her husband is a pastor who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She owns a house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Hellen has operated a retail shop for the past five years; in addition she also sells charcoal and runs a motorbike transportation business. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. She dreams of expanding her businesses.

With the KES 50,000 she wants to purchase more stocks of maize flour, wheat flour, cereals and soap for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to expand her businesses.

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
  • 580
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,225,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Hellen to purchase more stocks of maize flour, wheat flour, cereals and soap for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 26, 2012
Listed
Jan 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012