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Scholastica is a married woman with four children between the ages of 13 and 21 years. All of her children are in school and she says that most of her monthly expenditure goes to school fees. Scholastica owns a house that has both electricity and piped water.

For the last nine years, she has been operating a beauty salon that is located at the market center. Her target customers are the women and school girls in the local area. Her aim is to open a new beauty salon and hire an employee to assist her in operations. High cost of living is a major challenge.

Scholastica plans to use the loan to purchase beauty salon items and chemicals.

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
  • 512
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Scholastica to purchase beauty salon items and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2012
May 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012