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Debora is a 49-year-old, divorced mother of three grown children.

She is a tailor, who, over time and after gaining experience, opened her own workshop. What she started with trial and error has turned into a well-known business. However, she explains that she struggles every day to ensure that she has food on her table.

She is requesting a loan to buy a new sewing machine. In the future, her goal is to expand her workshop and to buy more machines and provide jobs for other people.

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
  • 621
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Debora to improve her business by purchasing a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014