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Florence has 7 children, aged between 20 and 39 years old. She lives in Samburu, Kenya. She generates her own income by selling fruits and vegetables in her stall.

She started her business approximately 12 years ago. As a mother, head of the household, her biggest challenge is to provide for and meet the needs of her two children. They are still under her care until they achieve their dream of becoming successful people. Her children are the impetus for her to continually work.

Florence's joy and dynamism help her to succeed in her business, but she needs to increase her business capital to achieve her goal of generating more income. This is why she is requesting her 1st Kiva loan with Yehu Microfinance Trust. She will buy sacks of fruits and fresh vegetables for resale with the loan funds. She needs disposable income to stock up on more products and to offer her clients more selection. This will result in the success of her investment and will be the advancement she needs to be able to achieve her dreams in the future.

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
  • 726
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Florence to buy sacks of fruits and fresh vegetables for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013