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Elizabeth is single and owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is for food.

For the past two years, she has operated a beauty salon business. Her customers are her neighbours and people around town. She faces stiff competition from other beauty salon operators in the area. Elizabeth plans to expand her beauty salon to accommodate more customers in the future.

She is now requesting a loan to purchase a blow dryer for her business. She joined Yehu because its offers client-oriented products and services.

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
  • 608
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elizabeth to purchase a blow dryer for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013