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Margaret is married and has two children who attend school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For over three years, she has been operating a beauty salon business. Her potential customers are neighbours and town dwellers. She dreams of incorporating her business into a beauty training school.

With the loan that she is requesting she wants to purchase hair extensions, hair treatment, and shampoos. She joined Yehu because of favorable borrowing requirements.

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
  • 373
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Margaret to purchase hair extensions, hair treatment, and shampoos.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014