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Nyamvula is a married woman with no children. Her husband is a businessman who helps provide for the family's basic needs. She has a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and paraffin.

Nyamvula has operated a retail shop for the past twenty-eight years, and her potential clients are her neighbors and passersby. Transportation is a major challenge. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the 80,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase sugar bags and bales of corn flour. She decided to join Yehu because of the development with already existing clients.

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
  • 468
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Nyamvula to purchase sugar bags and bales of corn flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012