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Anna is a single woman with five children, three of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor running water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

For over eight years, Anna has operated a charcoal business. She sells charcoal to her neighbors and to the general public. Her major business challenge is seasonality. During the rainy winter season when demand is high, the charcoal supply is low and it is difficult for Anna to meet customer demand.

Anna decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve her business. She is requesting a loan of 40,000 KES to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. In the future, Anna hopes to expand 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
  • 732
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Anna to purchase sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011