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Chinyavu is 44 years old, and for the past 20 years she has been married to her husband, Charo. They do have five children, and all of their children attend school. She has had a grocery store for 12 years. She started with the help of her husband, who used his earnings from growing crops to help finance the business. The income from this business now covers the household expenses, as well as school fees.

Chinyavu is seeking a loan in order to buy noodles, flour, oil, herbs, cookies, candy and drinks, which are the top-selling items in her business. This will enable her to offer a greater variety of products to her customers, and allow for the possibility of increasing her income.

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
  • 488
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Chinyavu to buy noodles, flour, oil, herbs, cookies, candy and drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014