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Kupha is a married woman with seven children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past four years Kupha has operated a retail shop, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. During holiday season is when she gets lots of customers purchasing kanga's.

Kupha decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. With a 40,000 KES loan she wants to purchase bundles of lesso's (kanga's) and cloth material to start another business of selling clothes. Kupha dreams of expanding and establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

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
  • 935
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Kupha to start a clothes selling business, purchase bundles of lesso's (kanga's) and cloth materials to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012