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Luvuno, 56, is a married mother who lives in the town of Samburu. She is a mother of four grown children between the ages of 21 and 33 years. She is a visionary woman who has been selling firewood for several years. Thanks to her efforts; she has been able to educate her children. However, three years ago, Luvuno decided to open a small grocery store where she sells common household items like basic grains, flour, oils, cleaning items, etc. She also sells fresh water from her home. Her desire is to see her store expand into a bigger retail shop. Luvuno says that her inventory has gone down and she wants to make some investments. She is therefore asking for a loan in the amount of 50,000 Kenyan Shillings (KES) to buy basic grains, flour, soaps and detergents, snacks etc. This way, she is sure to offer a variety to her customers.

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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
  • 855
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luvuno to buy basic grains, flour, soaps and detergents, snacks etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013