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Alice is a 26-year-old single woman. She operates a retail shop business and sells her goods in this shop. She's worked in this business for one year. Her primary customers are passersby and neighbours.

Alice describes her greatest business challenges to be the high cost of transportation and seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food for the family. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water. Alice will use the Kes 40,000 loan to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar. Alice aspires to open a new kiosk in the future. She joined Yehu to access capital.

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
  • 477
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Alice to purchase bundles of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013