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Margaret is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past three years, Margaret has operated a business, selling clothes and shoes at the market to her neighbours and passersby. She faces the major challenge of stiff competition in her business. She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan of Kes 20,000 that she is requesting, Margaret wants to purchase bales of clothes and shoes to sell. 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
  • 834
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 88.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $250 helped Margaret to purchase bales of clothes and shoes to sell.
95% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: