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Kanze is married and has one kid. She lives at a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Kanze operates a polythene selling business to earn a living and support her family. She cites competition and seasonality in her business to be her major challenge

With the KES 50,000 she wants to purchase 12 bunches of polythene bags for resale. She dreams of expanding and establishing a retail shop in the future.

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
  • 871
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kanze to purchase 12 bunches of the polythene bags for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014