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Mercy is a married woman with three children, all of whom are attending school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

She has been operating a firewood selling business for the past six years, selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. Mercy faces a major challenge in the high cost of transportation in her business. She hopes to expand her business in the future.

With the 20,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase bundles of firewood for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to improve 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
  • 405
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 80.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mercy to purchase firewood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2011