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Esther is married and has five children, all of whom go to school. She lives in her own house that has no electricity or piped water.

Esther has operated a coconut selling business for the past three years, selling from home to her neighbors and passerby. She cites seasonality as her major challenge.

With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchase two sacks of coconuts 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
  • 548
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Esther to purchase two sacks of coconuts for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014