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Sylvia is a friendly, enterprising married woman. She lives in her own home. Sylvia's work is designing, making and selling clothing for ladies, men and children.

She does this work at a shop inside her home and has been doing this for five years. She says that she started in this business because of the need to obtain employment, and as she had studied industrial dressmaking, she decided to set up her business.

She considers it profitable because companies request her services for making employee uniforms. She also sells her merchandise to friends, family members and neighbors. Before she started this business, her husband took care of the household expenses. To support her husband, she decided to move forward and and put into practice what she had studied.

She hopes to keep her business going, because it provides good earnings and she can pay her household expenses. Therefore, this will be her first loan with the Yehu Microfinance institution. She feels very grateful to the institution for giving her the chance to belong to a group where they support one another. This motivates her to continue being on time with her installment payments.

With the KES 25,000, she will buy material such as fabric, lace, elastic and thread, so that she can continue making clothing and finish the number of orders placed with her for the coming month.

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
  • 557
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sylvia to buy material such as fabric, lace, elastic and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013