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Sakina is a married woman with five children, two of whom still attend school. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

Sakina has operated a retail shop business for the past one year, selling at retail to her neighbors and passersby. Her major challenge in the business is seasonality. She dreams of expanding her business.

With the KSHS 40,000, she wants to start a charcoal business and purchase 30 sacks of charcoal to sell. 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
  • 531
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Sakina to purchase 30 sacks of charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2011
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012