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Alice is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past ten years, she has operated a grocery selling business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. In addition she also operates a clothes selling business from which she earns her other source of income. She faces the major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding and opening a boutique shop in the future.

With the Kshs 50,000 she wants to add a stock of vegetables, tomatoes, onions and potatoes. 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
  • 403
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Alice to add a stock of vegetables, tomatoes, onions and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013