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Pora is a married woman with eight children, one of whom still attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five years, she has operated a food stall business, cooking flat bread and beans and selling them from home to local neighbours. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding into a café.

With the Kshs 50,000 she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, rice, maize flour, rice and sugar. 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
  • 731
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Pora to purchase bundles of wheat flour, rice, maize flour, rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014