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Christine is a married woman with seven children, three boys and four girls. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food, school fees and clothing.

For the past two years, she has operated a water vending business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of competition from other water vendors in the area. She dreams of purchasing another water tank in the future.

With the KSHS 30,000, she wants to establish a vegetable stall business and purchase bundles of vegetables for resale. 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
  • 416
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Christine to purchase bundles of vegetables to sell to establish a vegetable stall business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 4, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012