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Sophia is married with three children, two of whom attend school and one who is underage. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

She operates an open air food business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her dream is to establish a restaurant business in the near future.

With the Kshs 20,000, she wants to purchase stocks of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, and rice. 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
  • 708
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sophia to purchase stocks of wheat flour, maize flour, sugar, and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014