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Salima
Salima is married to a businessman with seven children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past three years, she has operated a firewood and charcoal selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transporting charcoal in her business. Salima dreams of establishing a retail shop business in the future.

With the 30,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale. 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
  • 943
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,127,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Salima to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2011
Listed
Jun 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2012