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Total loan: $550
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Christine

Kenya
Likoni, Kenya / Charcoal Sales

A loan of $550 helped to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.


Christine's story

Christine is a married woman with five children, three of whom attend school while two have graduated from school. Christine owns a house that does not have electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees. For the past seven years, Christine has operated a charcoal sales business, selling in a shop to her neighbors and passers-by. In addition she sells herbal soaps, which adds to her income. She faces the major challenge of seasonality in her business. She dreams of becoming a leading supplier of charcoal in the future. With this loan of 50,000 KES, Christine wants to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Kiva partner, Yehu, to access loans to boost her business.



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: September 9, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Yehu Microfinance Trust

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: September 9, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Yehu Microfinance Trust