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Nyevu is a single woman with seven children, four of whom still attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her children.

She has operated a coconut-selling business for the past nine years, selling them retail at the market to her neighbours and passersby. Nyevu faces a major challenge of theft and high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to become a dairy farmer in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase a dairy cow and pay school fees for her children. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to uplift 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
  • 480
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Nyevu to purchase a dairy cow and pay school fees for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2011
Mar 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012