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Doreen is married and has four children, all of whom graduated from school and are working. They own a house that has neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past twelve years, she has operated a dried fish selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition she also sells firewood which earns her other source of livelihood. With the loan of Kshs 50,000 she intends to buy more dried fish for sale. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of becoming a major supplier of dried fish in the near future.

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
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Doreen to buy more dried fish for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014