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Chizi is a married woman with two children, one who graduated from school and one who still attends. She lives in a rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past 10 years, she has operated a vegetable-stall business, selling at the market to neighbors and passersby. Major challenges she faces include seasonality and the high cost of transporting vegetables from rural areas to her place of operation. She dreams of expanding and establishing a grocery business in the future.

With the 40,000 Kenyan shillings (KES), she wants to purchase bundles of green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions. 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
  • 367
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,223,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Chizi to purchase bundles of green vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012