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Salama is a married woman with one child who is still too young for school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has operated a firewood-selling business for the past six months, selling from home to her neighbors. Salama faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to establish a retail shop in the future.

With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase a bundle of firewood for resale. She decided to join Yehu because of its simplicity to join.

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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,755,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 81.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Salama to purchase a bundle of firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012