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Hellen is a merchant. She has two daughters. She is married, and she lives in Kisauni in Mombasa municipality.

Hellen has been making and selling doughnuts, cakes, and breads for more than two years. Her business is located in her home, and she sells her products door to door. She thinks that her major advantage is that her products have a special flavor, and in addition to that, she is a friendly person who gets on well with other people. This helps her to make sales.

Her dream is to have a bigger bakery and her own home since they rent the place where they live. The loan that Hellen is requesting is needed to buy flour, oil, sugar, butter and other ingredients to make doughnuts, cakes, and breads. With the help of this loan, she will be able to generate earnings and cover her children's education. She will also help her husband with the financial upkeep of the household.

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
  • 824
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Hellen to buy flour, oil, sugar, butter and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013