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Rose is a married woman with five children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past five years, Rose has operated a business making soap and selling detergent. She sells the products from door-to-door to her neighbours and passersby. A major business challenge is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business to meet her customers' needs.

Rose requests a loan of KES 60,000. She will use the funds to purchase chemicals, wax, and detergent to make soap. She joined Kiva partner Yehu Microfinance Trust 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
  • 572
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Rose to purchase chemicals, wax and detergent to make soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012