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Beatrice is a 41-year-old married woman. She has 2 children, aged 3 and 12, both of whom are enrolled in school. Her husband Alex works as a businessman. Beatrice's highest monthly expenses are for food and school fees. She owns a house that has both electricity and piped water.

Beatrice operates a tailoring business located at the market. Her primary customers are local residents and students. She has worked in this business for 7 years. Her other source of income is farming. She describes her greatest business challenge as seasonality.

Beatrice will use the loan of 40,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) to purchase cloth fabrics and a new sewing machine for her business. She aspires to expand her business in the future and joined Yehu to access funds for expansion.

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
  • 470
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Beatrice to purchase cloth fabrics and a new sewing machine for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012