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Sarah, 28, has worked from a young age to sell home products, such as plates, mugs, and utensils. Her earnings contribute to the household expenses. She began working with a small capital from her husband; thanks to her determination, she has established a well-stocked business. She works every day, selling her merchandise at the market, where she has a small space. Her medium-term goal is to set up a store to sell her products, and to add clothing to what she offers for sale.

Currently she wants to expand her stock for the holiday season, so she is requesting a loan to buy stock, which will include utensils and other household items. This way, she will have a wide variety for her customers to choose from.

Her biggest desire is to become a successful micro-entrepreneur, able to give her family a better quality of life.

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
  • 1084
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,240,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sarah to buy stock for the holiday season, which will include utensils and other household items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013