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Grace, age 35, is a merchant who sells clothes. She is a widow, and lives with her three children. Grace began selling in the marketplace using her savings from her farming business. Gradually she was able to increase her business and now she offers her products throughout the district.

Grace travels to Mombasa town and brings back articles of clothing, which allows her to continue offering good prices. The articles of clothing that she sells mostly are those for women and children such as blouses, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and lingerie. She is requesting assistance so that she can buy articles of clothing that are in season. Grace wants to be well-stocked with these items so that she can offer them to her customers.

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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
  • 565
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,708,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Grace to buy blouses, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and lingerie.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014