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Ega comes from the town of Samburu. She is very hardworking, as evinced day after day by all her efforts. She is a shopkeeper. She has a locale she uses as a general store, which she opens for business very early in the morning. Ega is a married mother who has 8 children. Thanks to all her efforts; she has been able to educate her children despite her advanced age. Ega was one of the first in her neighborhood to have a general store, and thus has a very strong customer base. In spite of her age, her goal is to make her business keep growing, and this is why she asks for this loan. She wishes to invest the funds in her shop and supply it with sugar, flour, rice, detergents, and other supplies. She is thankful for the opportunity granted by the field partner and Kiva.

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
  • 481
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ega to purchase sugar, flour, rice, detergents, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013