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Dzame, a 24-year-old married mother of five school-going children, lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Dzame operates a grocery shop, selling to market dwellers and passersby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge. With this Kshs 30,000 loan, Dzame will purchase sacks of green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions. 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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Dzame to purchase sacks of green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014