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Peninah is married and lives in Samburu with her husband. Peninah's business is selling goats for meat at the market to butcher shop operators. She started her business five years ago with a small amount of capital. She started buying goats to raise in her yard, fattening them and selling them. She is supported in this business by her husband.

Peninah's business has gradually grown, and now her main customers are not only neighbors, but also restaurants and businesses that sell special meals. This helps her business' growth, as they always refer new buyers to her. Peninah's main challenge is having enough working capital to buy more goats to sell to increase her income. For this reason, she is requesting a Kiva loan to buy goats to sell. This will help increase her income, which her family depends upon.

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
  • 710
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Peninah to buy goats to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013