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Irene is a married woman with children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water.

She has operated a retail business for the past two years, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour. 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
  • 656
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,170,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Irene to purchase sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour.
75% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: