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Patiance is a single mother of two children, both of whom are attending school. They live in their own home that has electricity but no running water. Her greatest expenses are school fees and food.

She operates a poultry business from home, which she has been running for the last three years now. The business is their major source of income. She gets orders from hotels, cafes, neighbors and friends. The biggest problem facing the business is threat of epidemics that may cause loss of livestock.

Her business aspiration is to own a big poultry farm. Patiance joined Yehu because of their affordability. She will use the loan to install water at home, both for her business and for domestic use.

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
  • 609
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Patiance to install water at home for business and domestic use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013