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Bendetta is a married woman with five children, three of whom still attend school while two graduated from school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

She has operated a retail shop for over four years, selling to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, she operates a taxi business which contributes to her other source of income. Bendetta hopes to run a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 80,000 she wants to purchase sacks of beans, rice, sugar and peas for resale. She decided to join Yehu because of its simple loaning procedures.

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
  • 1072
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bendetta to purchase sacks of beans, rice, sugar and peas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011