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Harusi is a married woman with five children, one of whom attends school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and rental bills. For over ten years, she has operated a furniture shop business, where she sells furniture to her local neighbors. She faces a major challenge of the unavailability of timber for her business. She dreams of establishing a bigger shop in the future. With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase timber for her furniture shop business. Harusi decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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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
  • 844
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,022,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Harusi to purchase timber for her furniture shop business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014