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Phedice is a married woman; she has two children, one is in school and the other is still underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense for the family is food.

Phedice sells palm leaves used for weaving and thatching roof tops. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a challenge of high competition at her place of operation.

With the Kshs 30,000, she wants to purchase palm leaves to sell.

She joined Yehu to get financial support.

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
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Phedice to purchase palm leaves to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014