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Esther
Esther is a married woman with three children, all of whom go to school. She owns a house that is without electricity and piped water. She has operated a charcoal-selling business for the past five years, selling to her neighbors from home. A major challenge that she faces is the seasonality of her business.

With the requested loan, she wants to purchase more charcoal to resell. She dreams of expanding her business to earn more income in the future.

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
  • 828
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Esther to purchase more charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 15, 2013
Listed
May 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2014