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Erica is married with two children, both of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. She cites food and fees as her greatest monthly expense.

She sells lesos (women's wrap cloths). Her business has been operational for one year. Her potential clients are neighbors and town dwellers. She cites seasonality as a challenge in her business.

With the 20,000 KES (Kenyan shillings) loan, she wants to purchase 60 lesos (women's wrap cloths) for resale. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance.

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
  • 680
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,779,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Erica to purchase 60 lesos (women's wrap cloths) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014