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Rebecca is a married woman with 3 children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, rent bills and school fees.

For the past 6 years, she has been selling clothes especially for men. She sells wholesale, retail, at the market and from door to door. Her major challenge is seasonality. During the December holidays she has many customers purchasing clothes, compared to other months where sales are very low. Rebecca dreams of establishing a well-stocked boutique in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase bundles of sodas, mineral water and a freezer. 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
  • 542
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Rebecca to purchase bundles of sodas, mineral water and a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2011
May 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 16, 2012