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Catherine is a 35-year-old married woman with three children who are enrolled in school. Her husband, Hamisi, who is employed, also contributes to the provision of the family’s basic needs. She owns a house with electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family

Catherine has operated a nursery and primary school for the past five years. Her potential clients are the local area villagers’ children.

With the KES 40,000 she wants to purchase more stocks of textbooks, chairs, desks, tables, and stationery for her business. She decided to join Yehu to access funds to uplift her living standards and expand her business. She dreams of establishing a retail shop 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
  • 543
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Catherine to purchase textbooks, chairs, desks, tables, and stationery for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012