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Catherine is a married woman who owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. She has operated a cereals selling business for the past four years, selling in a shop to her neighbours and local residents.

Catherine faces a major challenge of change in prices in her products. She dreams of expanding her business in the future. With the Kshs 40,000 she is requesting to purchase two sacks of beans, peas, maize and rice for resale. 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
  • 1073
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Catherine to purchase two sacks of beans, peas, maize and rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012