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Mary is married and lives in the town of Samburu. She has seven children, all of whom graduated from school. For the past 10 years, Mary has been working hard to manage her retail shop, where she sells sugar, salt and cooking oil.

To help expand her business, Mary has requested a loan of KES 20,000 to purchase more essential commodities such as milk, cooking oil, sugar and salt to attract more customers. This loan will help Mary to generate greater profits and to pay her children's school fees and medical bills. Mary hopes that, in the future, she will be able to build a big commercial house.

Mary is a member of Yehu Microfinance Trust. The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Mary who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.

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
  • 703
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mary to purchase more essential commodities to attract more customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 3, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013