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Sara is a married woman. Her husband works as a driver. Sara operates a charcoal business and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for two years and her primary customers are charcoal retailers. She rents a house that has electricity but no piped water. She describes her greatest business challenges as seasonality and transportation and her largest monthly expense is food.

Sara will use the Kes 40,000 loan to build a shelter for her business and add more charcoal sacks. Sara aspires to have several charcoal stands in the future. She joined Yehu to gain access to working capital.

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
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,273,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sara to build a shelter for her business and add more charcoal sacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012