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Maku is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

For the past three years, she has operated a Khanga (women's wrap clothes) business. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation and inadequate capital. She dreams of expanding and establishing a wholesale shop in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting she wants to purchase bales of Khanga (women's wrap clothes) 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
  • 566
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,828,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Maku to purchase bales of Khanga (women's wrap clothes) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014