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Irika
Irika lives in Samburu, in the coastal region of Kenya, in her own house. However, it lacks both electricity and piped water. She is in her early 50’s, widowed and a mother of six. Only one of her children goes school.

Irika had been farming for almost seven years with her husband, before he died. She recently opened a poultry business after getting contributions from her children. She tells us that she buys local breeds and rears them before selling them to people at cafes. It has been a profitable project and she hopes to own several businesses so as to support the education of her last born, whom she loves most. She is requesting a loan so as to purchase chicks and chicken feed.

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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,250,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Irika to purchase chicks and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 3, 2012
Listed
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013