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Lizzy is a widow who has raised six grown children. Lizzy operates a coconut and plastic utensil business. She sells her goods from home. Her primary customers are neighbors and local residents. Lizzy's other source of income includes earnings from her adult children. She describes her greatest business challenge as the low demand during the rainy season. Her highest monthly expense is food. She owns a house that has both electricity and piped water.

Lizzy will use the 40,000 KES loan to purchase more coconuts. Lizzy aspires to continue growing her business and supporting her family in the future. She joined Yehu to access loans and expand 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
  • 362
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,223,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Lizzy to purchase more coconuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012