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Irene is a married mother of two children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees for her children and transport.

For the past two years, she has operated a clothes-selling business, selling from door to door to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of Kes 25,000 she wants to purchase bales of clothes for resale. 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
  • 715
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Irene to purchase bales of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014