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Mbeyu is a married woman living together with her husband and six children. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past five years, she has operated a firewood selling business. She sells from home to her neighbours and passersby. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transportation. She dreams of expanding her business to be a wholesale supplier of firewood in the village.

With the KES 50,000 she wants to purchase bundles of firewood 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
  • 789
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,847,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Mbeyu to purchase bundles of firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015