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Guya is a married woman with three children, all of whom still attend school and are still under her care. They live in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for the children.

She has been operating a charcoal-selling business. She sells at the market to her town dwellers and her neighbors. She cites her major challenge to be seasonality.

With the loan she is requesting, she wants to purchase 28 sacks 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
  • 738
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,862,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Guya to purchase 28 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015