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Benta is married and has five children, two of whom attend school while three graduated from school and are working. They own a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for the family.

For the past one year, she has operated a dried fish selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she also does farming, which earns her another source of livelihood.

She faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of becoming a major supplier of dried fish in the near future.

With the KES 40,000, she wants to purchase two sacks of dried fish for resale. 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
  • 418
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Benta to purchase two sacks of dried fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014