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Mrika is a married woman with four children, all of whom attend school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity and piped water.

She has operated a retail shop business for the past year, selling household consumables like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces the major challenge of stiff competition from other retail operators.

With the loan she is requesting, Mrika wants to purchase stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour to sell in 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
  • 466
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Mrika to purchase stock of sugar, rice, maize flour and wheat flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015