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Jane N. is a married woman with two school going-children. They own a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is school fees.

For the past four yeas, she has operated a charcoal-selling business. She sells from her home to her neighbors and friends. As another source of income, Jane sells second-hand clothes, and that helps her meet her family's daily needs.

She decided to join Yehu microfinance because of its good reputation. With the KES 60,000 she is requesting, she wants to purchase 20 bags of charcoal to sell.

She dreams of establishing rental houses in the future.

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
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Jane to purchase 20 bags of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012