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Buchuli is a single mother who operates a beauty salon and sells her goods in a shop. She's worked in this business for 10 years, and most of her customers are her neighbors. She describes her greatest business challenge as the seasonality of her work, and her highest monthly expense is the cost of products. She owns a house that has both electricity and piped-in water. She will use this Kes 40,000 loan to buy a blow dryer. Buchuli aspires to expand her business in the future and joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Buchuli to purchase a blow dryer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012