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Rose is a married woman with six children, four girls and two boys, all of whom graduated from school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.
For the past two years, Rose has operated a retail shop business, selling to her neighbors and passers-by. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Rose dreams of expanding her business to improve her living standards in the future.
With this loan of 40,000 KES, she wants to purchase bundles of sugar, maize flour, wheat flour and rice. She decided to join Kiva partner, 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
  • 582
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 94.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rose to purchase bundles of sugar, maize flour, wheat flour and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 25, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012