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Elizabeth is married and has one child who attend school. She lives at a rental house that has neither electricity, nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past year, she has operated a grocery selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a retail shop.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase sacks of green vegetables, tomatoes and potatoes. She decided to join Yehu to access loans 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
  • 707
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Elizabeth to purchase sacks of green vegetables, tomatoes and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013