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Claris is married and has no children. She owns a house that has neither piped water nor electricity. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She operates a tailoring business, making garments for both men and women. She cites seasonality as her major challenge and she dreams of establishing a boutique in the near future.

With the KES 50,000 loan, she wants to purchase cloth materials and sewing thread 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
  • 1039
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,192,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Claris to purchase cloth materials and sewing thread for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014