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Alice is a married woman; she owns a house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Alice has operated a firewood selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passers-by. She faces a stiff competition from other charcoal operators in her business.

With the Kshs 25,000 loan she wants to purchase sacks of 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
  • 729
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,743,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Alice to purchase sacks of firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014