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Momo is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a business of selling leso (women's wraps) cloth and handbags. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation. She dreams of expanding to become a big supplier of clothes in the future.

With the 50,000 KES she wants to purchase 40 pieces of lesos and handbags for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 728
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Momo to purchase 40 pieces of lesos and handbags for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014