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Mwanasiti, 26, is the mother of two young children. She lives with her husband and children in the rural area of Samburu where charcoal selling is the most popular activity.
Six months ago she decided to start selling charcoal from her home. She sells to the neighborhood.

Aiming at widening her stock of merchandise, Mwanasiti has requested a 20,000 KES loan. She believes that with financial help she’ll attain business growth that will lead to an improvement in the quality of her family life

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
  • 730
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanasiti to buy sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013