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Dorothy is married and has three children who attend school. For the past two years, she has operated a fish selling business. She also sells charcoal to local neighbors.

Dorothy is requesting a loan from Yehu for 20,000 KES, which she willl use to purchase more dry fish and charcoal to sell to her customers. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. Dorothy faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family. She dreams of establishing a vegetable stall in the 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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dorothy to purchase dry fish and charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014