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Florence is a married woman with a boy, 10, and a girl, 4, who both attend school. She rents her home and cites school fees, electricity, water, and rent as her greatest expenses. Her husband is a driver and she is a matatu (taxi van) operator. She also owns two matatus of her own.

Florence would like to open another business selling dry fish and mitumba (second-hand clothes) with her 80,000 KES loan. She hopes to provide her children with a good education and with assets. She decided to join Yehu because she believes that it is a good microfinance institution that can help women who are low-income earners.

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
  • 424
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Florence dry fish and second hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011