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Amina is married to a businessman who also helps her run the business. They buy, package and sell hardwood charcoal. At first, Amina used to buy the charcoal already packaged. But she was able to expand the 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 sells from a small cart.

Amina needs this loan to buy charcoal because the number of customers is increasing and she needs to increase the amount of charcoal to meet their demands. Her greatest desire is to provide an education for her children so that she can guarantee them a prosperous 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
  • 1029
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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 $125 helped Amina to buy charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014