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Franscisca is married to a businessman and has three children, all of whom are attending school. She has been selling charcoal for the last three years, and she describes that she joined Yehu to get financial support.

Franscisca lives in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water. Food is her major monthly expense, and she aspires to establish a charcoal depot in the future. High cost of transport is her major business drawback. With the 50,000 Kenyan shillings, she plans to buy sacks of charcoal to sell.

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
  • 682
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,780,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Franscisca to buy sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
May 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013