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Esther is married and has five children, four in school and one underage. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are household consumables and school fees.

For over two years, she has operated a tailoring business, making garments for both men and women as well as curtains. She cites seasonality as her major challenge.

With the 30,000 KES she wants to purchase cloth materials and sewing threads for her business. 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
  • 855
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,028,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Esther to purchase cloth materials and sewing threads for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014