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Pauline is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are for food and school fees. For the past two years, she has operated a retail shop, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned seasonality and theft as her major challenges. She dreams of establishing a wholesale shop in the future. With the KES 25,000 loan, she wants to buy maize flour, rice, beans and cooking oil. She 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
  • 417
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Pauline to buy maize flour, rice, beans and cooking oil to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014