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Martha is a single woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rent bills.

She has operated a café business for the past seven years. Local residents are the potential customers. Martha faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in her business. She hopes to expand her business and establish a restaurant business in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase cutlery to improve her café. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her living standards.

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
  • $50,298,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Martha to purchase cutlery to improve her café.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012