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Amina is 35 years old and married to Mumbo. She buys, packages, and sells hardwood charcoal. She used to buy the charcoal already packaged but she was able to expand her storage area and she can now store up to 15,000 kg of charcoal. She buys bags and polyurethane, packages the charcoal, and sells to small businesses in the zone. She makes her sales from a small cart.

She needs this loan to buy more charcoal because she is increasing her number of customers and needs to increase her amount of charcoal to meet her demands.

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
  • 1008
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Amina to buy charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014