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Dorcas is a 40-year-old widowed woman who owns rental houses. She is a visionary woman who always thinks big. In addition to having rental houses, she also owns a cereal-grinding machine. She is happy now that the job is stress-free as she waits until month-end to collect money. The challenge she faces is that some of her tenants are reluctant to pay on time.

Dorcas wants to expand one of her rental houses and build another room. She however does not have enough money to buy the materials. She is asking Yehu for a loan so as to buy cement, blocks, and other building materials.

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
  • 850
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,054,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dorcas buy cement, blocks, and other building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013