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Kavumbi is a married woman. She has seven children, four of whom attend school and three who are underage. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

Kavumbi operates a cereal selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality.

With the loan, she wants to purchase sacks of maize for resale. She joined Yehu to get financial support

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
  • 835
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Kavumbi to purchase sacks of maize for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015