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Kavumbi is a widow with seven children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and household items.

For over three years, Kavumbi has operated a charcoal-selling businesss. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a challenge of the high cost of transportation. Her dream is to become a wholesale supplier of charcoal in the future.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu because of the availability of products that meet clientele needs.

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
  • 846
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,925,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Kavumbi to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014