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Sofia is a married woman with six children, four 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 been operating a retail shop, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She faces the major challenge of high transportation costs in her business. She dreams of expanding to improve her living standards.

With the 40,000 Kenyan Shilling (KES) loan, she wants to purchase maize flour, wheat flour, sugar and cooking oil. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. Her dream of having a wholesale remains in her mind even as she works extra hard to ensure that this dream comes true.

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
  • 415
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sofia to purchase maize flour, wheat flour, sugar and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013