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Skeeter is a single woman with three children who attend primary school. She has been preparing and selling chapati (flatbread) at her home for two years. Her typical customers are schoolchildren and her neighbors. Her sales fluctuate with the seasons, as she sells less when schoolchildren are on vacation in the months of April, August and December.

She would like to buy iron sheets and plywood to construct a shelter for her business. She currently rents a house with electricity and piped water.

Skeeter decided to work with Yehu to get access to loans that would improve her business and her standards of living. She hopes to manage a well-furnished cafeteria in the 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
  • 368
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Skeeter to buy iron sheets and plywood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011