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Kivinya, age 58, is married and has ten children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is medical bills for the family.

For the past three months, she has operated a business selling poultry. She sells to her neighbors, restaurant operators and passersby. Her major challenge is poultry disease outbreak.

With this 50,000 Kenyan shilling loan, she wants to purchase chicks and chicken feeds. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business and improve her living standards.

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
  • 693
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kivinya to purchase chicks and chicken feeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014