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Caroline is 42 years old, married, and has two children one of whom attends school while the other has completed school. Caroline has operated a clothes selling business for seven years. Her clients are the local area residents.

Her husband is employed and also contributes to the family's basic needs. She lives in a rental house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Caroline is requesting a loan for 80,000 KES, which she will use to purchase more bundles of clothes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to expand her business. Caroline faces a major challenge of transportation. She dreams of establishing a boutique in the future.

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
  • 854
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Caroline to purchase more bundles of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013