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Grace is 61 years old, married, and raising one child who is in school. However, she has four other adult children. In search of a source of income for her family, she started her own business, rearing pigs. Thanks to Grace's persistence and hard work, having started with one pig, she has been able to develop her business and now has several pigs. She also sells liquid detergents in plastic bottles door-to-door. Her husband helps her with the business in his free time.

In order to further develop her business, Grace requested a loan in the amount of 40,000 KES from Yehu to invest in her business by purchasing another pig and feeds as well as renovating the pig pen. She plans to invest the earnings from the loan into expanding her business in order to pay for her son's education.

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
  • 544
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Grace to purchase another pig and feeds as well as renovating the pig pen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013