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Mapenzi is a married woman with three children who all go to school. She lives at her own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and electricity.

She has operated a kerosene selling business for the past one year. She cites transportation costs as her major challenge.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase gallons of kerosene 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
  • 714
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mapenzi to purchase gallons of kerosene for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2013
Jan 7, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015