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Lydia is 53 year old, and is a divorced mother with five children, all of whom are grown-up.

Lydia is requesting a loan to invest in her business, in which she sells fruis and vegetables. She has a stall at a market in Msambweni, and works there every day from 8am to 5pm, or until she has sold all her products. She gets her stock from the wholesale market, where she buys what she needs to sell each day. She has had this business for more than five years and it allows her to get by.

This new loan is to buy pulses, fruit and vegetables. This is Lydia's fourth cycle with Yehu Microfinance and she likes it because of the help she gets with the loans.

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
  • 1037
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Lydia to buy pulses, fruit and vegetables to sell at her market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014