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Lucy is a married woman with two children who attend school. She lives in a rental house that has no electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past eight years, Lucy has operated a retail business, selling to her local neighbors. She also operates real estate houses which contribute to her income. Lucy faces major challenges of delayed payments and low sales in her business.

Lucy plans to use this KES 40,000 loan to purchase one sack of sugar, wheat flour and maize flour. She decided to join 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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lucy to purchase sugar, wheat flour and maize flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012