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Sanura is a single mother; she owns a house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

She operates a firewood selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other firewood operators in her business.

With the KES 10,000 she wants to purchase 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
  • 738
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,838,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sanura to purchase firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014