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Rahel is a 41-year-old mother of two school-going children. Her husband is a businessman who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Rahel has operated as a fishmonger for the past five years; her potential clients are the local area's residents. She faces the major challenge of changes in the demand for her products. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the Kshs 80,000 loan, she wants to start a shylocking (money lending) business. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance because they offer efficient financial services.

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
  • 371
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,260,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Rahel to start a shylocking (money lending) business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012