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Katysoka is married with seven children: three adults and the rest in school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a mat-weaving business, selling from home to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces seasonality as her major challenge in the business.

With the Kshs 40,000, she wants to purchase bundles of reefs and a tins of dye to paint her mats. 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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Katysoka to purchase bundles of reefs and a tins of dye to paint her mats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014