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Lilian is a 25-year-old married woman. She has a child who is four years old and is enrolled in school. Lilian operates a shop which sells second-hand clothes. She's worked in this business for three years and was previously employed as a fruit juice seller. Her primary customers are community members. Lilian's other source of income includes her husband's earning. She explains that her greatest business challenge is seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water. Lilian will use the loan of Kes 40,000 to purchase bundles of clothes for resale. Lilian aspires to establish another business in the future. She joined Yehu because of the low interest rate.

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
  • 848
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lilian to purchase bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013