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Susan is a married woman with one child who is still too young for school. She lives at a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, rent bills and clothing.

For the past two years, she has operated a cosmetic vending business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other cosmetic sellers in her area of operation. She dreams of establishing another branch in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase bundles of cosmetics and pay for transportation. She decided to join Yehu to access loans in order 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
  • 820
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 90.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Susan to purchase bundles of cosmetics and pay for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012