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Betty is a married mother of four children, all of whom attend school. She lives at her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and school fees for the kids.

For the past three years, she has operated a shoe selling business, selling to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of high cost of transportation to her place of work. She dreams of expanding and establishing a boutique business in the future.

With the loan that she is requesting of Kes 50,000 she wants to purchase shoes 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
  • 568
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Betty to purchase shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 9, 2013
Jan 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014