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Pamela is a married woman with five children, three attend school while two have graduated. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past 10 years, she has operated a food vending business, cooking chapati (flatbread), beans and rice. She also sells detergent and clothes, which contributes another source of income. Pamela faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a restaurant in the future.

With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and washing detergent. 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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 91.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Pamela to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour and washing detergent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012