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Christine is a married woman. She has six children and two are enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Kesi and he works as a cook. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Christine operates a vegetable kiosk and sells her goods at the market. She has worked in this business for four years. Her primary customers are passersby. Christine’s other source of income includes her husband's income. She describes her greatest business challenge as competition and her highest monthly expense is food.

Christine will use the KES 40,000 loan to open a café and buy a bundle of wheat flour, maize flour and sugar. Christine aspires to own a big shop and offer employment in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital to boost her business.

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
  • 716
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Christine to open a café and buy a bundle of wheat flour, maize flour and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013