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Charlotte is a widowed woman with six children, all of whom graduated from school. She owns a house that has piped water but not electricity. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, clothing and school fees.

For over 40 years, she has operated a tailoring business from home, selling to her neighbors and passersby. Charlotte faces a major challenge of seasonality and competition in her business. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase bundles of cloth materials for her tailoring shop. She decided to join Yehu to get financial assistance 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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Charlotte to purchase bundles of cloth materials for her tailoring shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011