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Kwekwe is a widow with seven children. She lives in her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

For the past five years, she has operated a bodaboda (motorcycle) transport business. Her potential customers are town dwellers. She cites the high cost of maintenance as being her major challenge.

With the 120,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase another motorcycle to expand her business. She joined Yehu to access loans to improve her living standards.

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
  • 408
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Kwekwe to purchase another motorcycle to expand her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015