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Phelister is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, she has operated a food stall business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Her potential customers are neighbors, pupils and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Phelister dreams of establishing a restaurant business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting, she wants to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour and beans. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to grow 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
  • 611
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Phelister to purchase stock of wheat flour, maize flour and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013