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Sauda is a married woman; she lives in a rental house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her five kids.

She has been operating a charcoal-selling business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces stiff competition from other charcoal sellers in her area. With the KES 20,000 loan, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal to resell. She decided to join Yehu to access loans, to boost her business.

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
  • 1029
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,094,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sauda to purchase sacks of charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014