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Lucy is 37 years old and lives with her husband and two children in their own house. She has a store where she sells basic necessities like bread, beans, rice, eggs, and other items. She has a lot of sales experience because she has had this business for two years, so she always makes good profits.

The business is located in her home, which is in an area traveled by many people. This has meant many customers for her. Lucy is a very entrepreneurial woman with a great desire to improve her circumstances. Every day she dedicates herself completely to her work because she knows that this is the only way she will achieve success.

She also owns a motorcycle taxi; she has hired an employee to operate it.

Lucy would like to expand her retail business. In order to do so, she needs to make a new investment, which is why she is requesting a loan from Yehu in order to buy basic grains, candies, instant products, beverages, etc.

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
  • 369
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,298,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Lucy to buy basic grains, candies, instant products, beverages, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013