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Kadzo is married with three school-going children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food for the family.

For the past ten years, she has operated a mat and basket weaving business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in the business.

With the loan, she wants to purchase bundles of reeds and a tin of dye 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
  • 774
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Kadzo to purchase bundles of reeds and a tin of dye for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015