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Sophy is a married woman with five children, four of whom attend school while one is still too young for school. Her husband is a crane drive and contributes, financially to the family's basic needs. Sophy has a house with neither electricity, nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees her children.

Sophy has operated a tailoring shop for the past ten years. Her potential clients are her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of machine break downs. She dreams of establishing another shop and employing someone else.

With the KES20,000 she wants to purchase cloth materials for her tailoring shop. She decided to join Yehu because it helps people financially.

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
  • 477
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Sophy to purchase cloth materials for her tailoring shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2012