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Lucy is the mother of two children who go to school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Lucy operates a salon and has been in this business for over three years. She cites seasonality as her major challenge.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase braids, weaves, hair shampoos, and hair oil. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support to expand 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
  • 721
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,788,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lucy to purchase braids, weaves, hair shampoos, and hair oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014