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Mercy is a married woman with 4 girls, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children.

For the past 7 years, Mercy has been operating a tailoring business where she makes clothes to sell. In addition, she also operates a boutique and a cosmetics shop as another source of income. Mercy faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of establishing a business premise in the future.

With this loan for Kshs 60,000, Mercy wants to purchase bundles of ladies clothes, fabrics and cosmetics. 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
  • 1071
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Mercy buy ladies clothes, fabrics and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2011
May 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012