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Christine is a single mother with one son who attends school. She lives in a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are school fees and rent.

For over 10 years, she has operated a charcoal-selling business. She sells at wholesale to her neighbors and food vendors. Christine faces the major challenges of theft and seasonality in her business. She hopes to build her own home and purchase a pick-up van to use to transport her goods.

With the Kshs 40,000, she wants to purchase 50 sacks of charcoal and pay for a business permit. She decided to join Yehu to get loans to improve her business and her living standards.

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
  • 566
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,768,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Christine to purchase charcoal and pay for a business permit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2011