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Margaret is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water.

She has operated a food vending business for the past three years, cooking chapati (flat bread), rice, and beans. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business.

With the loan of KES 50,000 that she is requesting, she wants to purchase stocks of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour for her food vending 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
  • 611
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,775,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Margaret to purchase a stock of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015