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Esther is a single woman with three children, two of whom are in school. She operates a food stall where she sells from her home mostly to local residents. She dreams of opening a shop in the future. She joined Yehu to get loans. Esther lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Food and school fees are her greatest monthly expenses. Credit defaulters are her major challenge. She intends to purchase rice, wheat flour, sugar, and cooking fat with the loan of KSH 50,000.

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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
  • 867
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Esther to purchase rice, wheat flour, sugar, and cooking fat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013