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Mercy is married and a mother of two children, all of whom attend school. They live in their own house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

For years, she has operated a retail shop business, selling from home to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces a major challenge in price fluctuation of products in her business. Mercy dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 loan Mercy wants to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking fat and sugar. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business.

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
  • 579
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,852,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mercy to purchase three bundles of wheat flour, cooking fat and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014