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Nyamvula is married and the mother of six children, two boys and four girls, two of whom are enrolled in school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped-in water, and dreams of opening a shop in the future. For the last two years, she has earned a living by selling household utensils at a local market. She supplements her income by selling clothing door to door, and farming. She is requesting a loan for KSH 50,000 to buy more household utensils to sell, and to buy planting materials.

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
  • 741
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,812,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Nyamvula to buy more household utensils to sell, and planting materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013