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Nzadze is a married woman with three children, two in school and one who is still underage. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past two years, she has operated a charcoal-selling business. She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby. Her major challenge in the business is the high cost of transportation.

With the loan she is requesting she wants to purchase 20 bags of charcoal for resale. 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
  • 593
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Nzadze to purchase 20 bags of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014