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Kuvuna aged 41 years, is a married woman and lives with her husband at their own house that neither has electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.
She has operated a firewood selling business for the past ten years. She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby. She mentioned stiff competition to be her major challenge in the business.

With the Kshs 30,000 she wants to purchase stock of firewood for sale. 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
  • 719
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Kuvuna to purchase stock of firewood for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014