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Amina is married and has two children who attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food and fees.

She has operated a business selling charcoal for the past six years. She sells from home to her neighbors. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation in her business. She dreams of incorporating firewood into her existing business in the near future.

With the loan she is requesting she plans to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access financial support.

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
  • 790
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Amina to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014