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Malu is a married woman with nine children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food.

She has operated a paraffin sales business for the past five years, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. Malu faces a major challenge of seasonality in her business. She hopes to establish a filling station in the future.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to purchase 50 litres of paraffin for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve 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
  • 796
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Malu to purchase 50 litres of paraffin for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2010
Dec 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011