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Nyamvula is a widowed woman with six children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past nine years, she has operated a mat weaving and selling business, selling at retail to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of establishing a wholesale to sell her mats in the future.

With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase weaving materials and to pay school fees for her children who attend school. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 556
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Nyamvula to purchase weaving materials and pay school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013