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Selestine is married. Her husband is a driver, and they live in their own house. She has two children who are still under her care. She has been a sand vendor for more than one year.

Selestine has had to make many sacrifices to satisfy the needs of her children, and thanks to her commitment they are all attending school. She says that she sells her products to house builders in areas of her town. Nowadays she can count on established customers she has gained thanks to her good service and to the good quality of her products. She is requesting a loan to buy more sand to supply to more customers.
She is grateful for the support she is receiving from Kiva and Yehu Microfinance.

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
  • 753
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,816,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Selestine to buy more sand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013