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

For the past one year, she has operated an open air food business, frying potatoes for sale to her neighbors and students from a neighboring school. In addition she also does a coral reefs business that earns her another source of livelihood.

She faces a major challenge of seasonality, especially during rainy season when it becomes difficult to operate. She dreams of establishing a café.

With the loan that she is requesting she wants to add stock of potatoes, cooking oil, and charcoal for cooking. 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
  • 700
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mose to add stock of potatoes, cooking oil, and charcoal for cooking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014