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Nyamvula is married, and the mother of four children. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees for her children.

For the past ten years, she has operated a business selling cereals and beans. She sells to her neighbours and passersby. Her major challenge is stiff competition from other cereals sellers.

With the KES 20,000 loan, she wants to purchase dried maize, beans, rice and wheat, which she will resell at a profit. She decided to join Yehu to access loans, to boost her business and improve her living standard.

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
  • 561
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,721,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Nyamvula to purchase dried maize, beans, rice and wheat, to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014