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Magret is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past four years, Magret has operated a greengrocery business, selling at the market to her neighbors and passers-by. Magret faces the major challenge of high transport costs in her business. She dreams of opening a boutique business in the future.

With her loan of 30,000 KES, she wants to purchase one sack of potatoes, tomatoes and onions. 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
  • 995
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,111,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Magret to purchase sacks of potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011