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Luvuno is a married woman with one very young child. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Luvuno's greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Luvuno has operated a maize sales business for the last year, selling to her neighbors and passersby. Seasonality is her major business challenge. Luvuno is requesting a loan to purchase sacks of maize for her business. Her hope is that her business does well so that she can venture into a large-scale cereals sales 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
  • 861
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,924,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Luvuno to purchase sacks of maize for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015