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Sofia is a married woman with three children, some of whom attend school. She owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past five years, she has operated a firewood and charcoal selling business. She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby. Her major challenge in the business is high cost of transportation.

With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchase 20 bags of charcoal and firewood 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
  • 706
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Sofia to purchase 20 bags of charcoal and firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014