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Riziki is a married woman with seven children; five attend school, while two are still too young for school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and food for the family.

For the past five years, Riziki has been selling charcoal and firewood to local residents in her area. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuations in her business. She dreams of expanding her business to meet her customers’ needs in the future.

With this 100,000 Kenyan shilling loan, she wants to purchase bundles of firewood and charcoal for resale. 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
  • 690
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,920,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 99.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Riziki to purchase bundles of firewood and charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012