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Luvuno is a married woman blessed with six children who all attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food.

Over eight years, she has operated a dry fish selling business, selling at the market to town dwellers and passersby. She faces a challenge of high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of expanding her business and establishing a retail shop in the near future.

With the KES 50,000 she wants to build a shed for selling fish and purchase bundles of fish for resale. She joined Yehu because of favorable loaning policies.

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
  • 489
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luvuno to build a shed for selling fish and to purchase bundles of fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
May 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014