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Elizabeth is a 30-year-old woman and mother of two young children. She lives with her family in the rural area of Tiribe in the coastal region of Kenya.

For the past five years, Elizabeth has run a retail shop in her home, serving the neighborhood. Her goal is move forward in life, but her main challenges are the high prices of commodities and the lack of enough capital to invest in her business.

She is, however, optimistic, and she is sure that this investment from the loan she is currently asking will help her grow her business. She plans to buy bales of flour, rice, sugar, and beans.

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
  • 421
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elizabeth to buy bales of flour, rice, sugar, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013