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Deborah is a widow with three children, two of whom are old enough to attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but not piped-in water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family. For the past 11 years, she has earned a living by selling food to her neighbors and passersby. Her main challenge is the seasonal nature of her business. She is applying for a loan for Kshs 100,000 to open a handcart business by buying 10 handcarts and bundles of sugar, maize flour and cooking fat. She joined Yehu as a way to expand her business.

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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
  • 426
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 91.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Debora to establish a hand cart business by buying 10 handcarts and bundles of ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012