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Monica, aged 22 years, lives in Samburu, Kenya. She is married and a mother of one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past eight months, she has operated a vegetable stall business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a challenge of seasonality in her products. Monica dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

With the 50,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. She joined 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
  • 782
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Monica to purchase sacks of vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014