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Florence is a married woman who has six children, two of whom attend school. The rest of her children are adults. She lives in a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For over twenty-six years, she has operated a food-selling business, preparing various foods such as rice, flat bread, beans, and tea. She sells from her home, to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her place of operation.

With the KES 40,000 loan funds, she wants to purchase wheat flour, cooking oil, rice, and beans for her business. 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
  • 405
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Florence to purchase more ingredients for foods she will prepare and sell, including wheat flour, cooking oil, rice, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014