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Nzara
Nzara is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenges. Nzara dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the 50,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase soap, wheat flour, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 1014
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Nzara to purchase soap, wheat flour, bread, milk, soft drinks, rice, beans and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 5, 2013
Listed
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 20, 2014