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Demitilah is a mother of three children who go to school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Demitilah prepares various foods, such as flat bread, beans, and rice, and sells them to her customers. She owns a kiosk that sells various items such as cigarettes and groundnuts, which she sells from her home to her neighbors and passersby.

With the loan of 30,000 Kenya shillings (KES), she wants to purchase wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, and packets of cigarettes. 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
  • 606
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,764,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Demitilah to purchase wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, and packets of cigarettes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014