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Changawa is a married mother of eight children, ages 12 to 30, four of whom are in school. She earns a living through the sale of coconuts, selling through door to door. She has been in this business for the last two years. She replenishes her stock whenever necessary.

To strengthen her working capital and meet the needs of her customers, she is requesting a loan from Yehu. This credit will allow her to support her children’s schooling and to help her husband with the household expenses. Changawa intends to start a vegetable stall using the requested loan. She will be able to purchase fruits and vegetables.

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
  • 487
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Changawa to purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013