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Halima is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity but no piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her children.

She has operated a charcoal-selling business for over two years, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Halima faces the major challenge of competition from other charcoal operators. She hopes to open a retail shop in the future.

Lucy decided to join Yehu to get financial support to boost her business. With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale.

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
  • 951
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,090,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Halima to purchase 10 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2010
Nov 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011