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Mary
Mary is a woman with three children, all of whom are in school. She sells clothes, shoes and crockery at the market to the general public. She has been in this business for the last six years. Mary lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. She dreams of opening a kiosk in the future. She describes poor transportation infrastructure to be her major challenge, especially during the rainy season. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rent.

The loan of 49,980 Kenyan shillings (KES) will enable her to buy iron sheets for roofing her house.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 930
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,075,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mary to buy iron sheets for roofing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
May 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013