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Rose is a married woman. She has seven children with all currently enrolled in school. Her husband works as a mechanic. Rose operates a business selling charcoal, maize and firewood and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for three years and her primary customers are cafes and neighbors. She owns a house that has piped water but no electricity. She describes her greatest business challenges to be transportation and seasonality and her largest monthly expense is school fees.

Rose will use the Kes 50,000 loan to buy charcoal bags and build a shelter to cover the firewood. Rose aspires to earn enough capital to open a poultry business in the future. She joined Yehu because of their low interest rates and membership fees compared to other organizations.

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
  • 102.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rose to buy charcoal bags and build a shelter to cover the firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012