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Hadija, 24 years old, is a married woman and lives with her husband, Said, in a rental house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are for food and rent. Hadija has operated a business selling firewood and charcoal for the past three years. She sells from home, to her neighbors and passersby. She mentioned stiff competition and the high cost of transportation as her major challenges in business. With the KES 40,000 loan, she wants to purchase a supply of firewood and charcoal to sell. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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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
  • 725
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,726,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hadija to purchase a supply of firewood and charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014