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Rose is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that does not have electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Rose has operated a vegetable stall business for the past five years, selling vegetables retail and from home to her neighbors and passers-by. Rose faces the major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. She hopes to open a retail shop in the future.

With her 40,000 KES loan, she wants to purchase green vegetables and potatoes for her vegetable stall. She decided to join Kiva partner, Yehu, to access 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
  • 479
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rose to purchase green vegetables and potatoes for her vegetable stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012