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Sophia
Sophia is married and has one child who attends school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees and clothing.

For the past four years, she has operated an open air food business, selling to her neighbors and students in a neighboring school. In addition she also does farming business which is her other source of livelihood. She faces a major challenge of seasonality especially during the rainy season when it becomes difficult to operate.

With the loan that she is requesting she wants to buy wheat flour, cooking oil, salt and sugar for her food preparation 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
  • 797
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,362,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $475 helped Sophia to buy wheat flour, cooking oil, salt and sugar for her food preparation business.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 3, 2014
Listed
Jun 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2015