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Jentah is a single woman with two school-going children. She lives in a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

For the past 2 years, she has operated a grocery-selling business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale grocery shop in the future.

With the 20,000 KES, she wants to purchase sacks of bananas, tomatoes and onions. 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
  • 406
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Jentah to purchase sacks of bananas, tomatoes and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2012
May 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013