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Luvuno is married and has four children. For the past eight years, she has operated a charcoal selling business. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation.

Luvuno is requesting a loan from Yehu for 50,000 KES, which she will use to purchase sacks of charcoal to sell. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost her business. She dreams of expanding her business to become a wholesale supplier of charcoal in the village. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

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
  • 1038
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,108,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luvuno to purchase sacks of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014