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Penninah
Penninah 60, is married with four children, two of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, Penninah has operated a charcoal and firewood selling business, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of price fluctuation in the market. She dreams of establishing another business in the future.

With the Kshs 10,000 she wants to purchase sacks of 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
  • 876
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,989,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Penninah to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 28, 2011
Listed
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012