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Mary is a married woman with one child who attend school. She rents a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are rent bills and food.

She has operated her hardware shop and timber sale business for over five years, selling retail and at the market. Mary faces a major challenge of transportation. She purchases timber from rural areas and transports it to her place of work hence incurring costs. She hopes to own a big hardware shop in the future.

With the Kshs 35,000 she wants to purchase a stock market timer machine, iron sheets for resale and pay for a business license. She decided to join Yehu to get 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
  • 410
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mary to purchase a stock market timer machine, iron sheets for resale and a business license.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011