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Sophia is widowed with six children who attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water.

She operates a water distribution business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. Her dream is to establish a wholesale business in the near future.

With the KES 20,000 she wants to purchase a water pipe to distribute water. 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
  • 1033
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sophia to purchase a water pipe to distribute water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014