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Ntenga is a married woman who is 40 years old, with three boys and three girls. She is a devoted woman who is determined to ensure that her children have quality education. Two girls are in class seven and four; while two boys are in class four and two.

She has been selling mats and baskets for over eight years, selling them at the nearby market. Ntenga is married to an industrious husband who is a farmer and she helps her husband in catering for the basic needs of the family. They dwell in their own house thatched with palm fronds and which lacks electricity and piped water.

Despite her hard work, she faces a challenge of high transport cost and also lack of enough capital to expand her business. She is therefore applying for a loan amounting to Ksh 30,000 to purchase more mats and baskets for sale. She thanks Kiva and Yehu for their support, hoping that it will 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
  • 371
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,310,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ntenga to purchase more mats and baskets for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013