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Mbeyu is a 35-year-old widowed woman. She has five children and all are enrolled in school.

Mbeyu operates a retail kiosk and sells her goods at the market. She has worked in this business for two years. Her primary customers are the community. Mbeyu's other source of income includes farming. She describes her greatest business challenge to be high prices and her highest monthly expenses are food, school fees, and healthcare. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Mbeyu will use the KES 25,000 loan to purchase rice, sugar, and cooking fat. Mbeyu aspires to expand the business venture 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
  • 676
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mbeyu to purchase rice, sugar, and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013