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Kilo is a married woman with five school-going children. Her husband is a fisherman who contributes to providing the family's basic needs. She lives in a rental house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Kilo has operated a retail shop for the past six years. In addition, she runs a vegetable grocery. Her potential clients are the local area residents. She faces a major challenge of transporting her goods from point of purchase to her shop. She dreams of opening a cereal shop in the future.

With the KSHS 40,000, she wants to purchase sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour for her shop. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance because of their fair policies.

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
  • 1045
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Kilo to purchase sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012