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Kwekwe is from the coastal region of Kenya. She is a 41-year-old woman who has two children: she lives with the youngest while the oldest is married and independent. She is widowed and struggles to support her son who is in school. Despite all these adversities, Kwekwe has been working hard in her block-selling business for the past three years. She says that things are going very well.

Kwekwe is seeking the loan to buy more blocks to sell. This will be a very helpful investment in her business and it will bring her increased income.

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
  • 862
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,068,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Kwekwe to buy more blocks to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013