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Sophia is 36 years old and lives with her seven children and husband. She sells dried fish in the town market. She has had this business for many years and has a lot of sales experience. She has acquired a lot of customers because she always has what people are looking for and she offers the best quality products at low prices.

Sophia is a hard-working woman who strives to get ahead. She wants to succeed in the short-term, which gives her a lot of motivation and strength in her work. She is asking for a loan to buy more sacks of dried fish to sell. She is a responsible person with a spotless moral character, and she is sure that she will be able to successfully repay the loan. She hopes to provide economic security for her household.

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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
  • 370
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,298,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Sophia to buy more sacks of dried fish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013