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Getrude is a married woman with 8 children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past 4 years, she has operated a goat-meat-selling business. She sells via wholesale to butcher shop operators in the area. Getrude faces a major challenge of seasonality and delayed payments by those who purchase goods on credit. She dreams of establishing a slaughterhouse in the future.

With the KSHS 80,000 loan, she wants to purchase goats. 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
  • 1034
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Getrude to purchase goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012