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Kwekwe, 58 years divorced, has been blessed with nine children all of whom are adults. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and clothing.

For the past three years, she has operated a charcoal selling business, selling charcoal to her neighbours. In addition she also operates a green grocery business, which earns her extra. She cites the high cost of transportation to be her major challenge in this.

With the Kshs 50,000 loan Kwekwe wants to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. She joined 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
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,802,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kwekwe to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014