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Martha
Martha is a widowed woman with two children who are in school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past two years, Martha has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenges. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the loan, Martha wants to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, cooking oil and pay school fees for her children. 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
  • 748
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Martha to purchase maize flour, rice, beans, cooking oil and pay school fees for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 13, 2014
Listed
May 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2015