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Dorcas is married and has three children, aged 18 yrs, 16 yrs and 12 yrs. All of her children attend school. She has been operating her business of selling beans, ground nuts, sunflower and maize in a shop, to her neighbors and passersby. Her husband is employed at a restaurant and he supports his family financially.

With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase a sack of beans, groundnuts and sunflower seeds. She faces the main challenges of theft and high competition. Dorcas hopes to have a wholesale business in the future and to supply her products in large volumes. She decided to work with Yehu so as to get a loan and improve her living standards. She rents a house with electricity, but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

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
  • 565
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Dorcas to purchase a sack of beans, ground nuts, maize and sunflower.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 2, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011