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Alice is a married woman with two children, both of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five years she has operated a beauty salon business, and her potential customers are neighbours, especially women. She faces a major challenge of seasonality. During festive season she gets lots of customers in her business. She dreams of expanding her business in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase hair chemicals for use in her beauty salon. 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
  • 569
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 96.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Alice to purchase hair chemicals for use in her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012