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Monje is a married woman with nine children, three of whom attend school, and six of whom are all grown up. She has a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Monje has operated a retail shop for the past year, selling household consumable items like maize flour, wheat flour and rice to her customers, who are local area residents. A major challenge she faces in her business is the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business into a wholesale shop in the future.

With her 30,000 KES loan, Monje wants to purchase ten bundles of maize flour for her retail shop. She decided to join Yehu to access business loans.

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
  • 575
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Monje to purchase ten bundles of maize flour for her retail shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2011
Oct 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012