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Getrude is a single woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She rents a house with no electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are hospital bills and school fees.

Getrude operates a business buying and supplying maize and tobacco to the entire market. She has been supplying her products wholesale for the last seven years. She normally supplies all her products to local customers and to retailers in the market.

Getrude decided to work with Yehu so as to access loans to improve her business. With the Kshs 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase five sacks of tobacco, green vegetables, fruits, one sack of dried maize and green maize. She hopes to build her own business shop and become a big supplier in future.

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
  • 607
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,786,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Getrude to purchase tobacco, green vegetables, fruits, dried maize and green maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 1, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011