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Mary is married with three children, all of whom attend school. They live in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her husband is employed and he contributes to his family's basic needs with his income. For the past five years, Mary has operated a charcoal selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby.

Mary’s greatest monthly expenses are school fees for her children and house rent. She dreams of supplying charcoal to retailers in the future. With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchase 50 sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu because of no collateral required and 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
  • 871
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Mary to purchase 50 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012