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Winnie is a married woman with seven children one of whom attends school while the others are grown up. Her husband who is employed also contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She lives in a rental house with electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly challenge is food for her family and school fees for her child.

Winnie has operated a charcoal selling business for the past five years; in addition, she runs a business selling cosmetics. Her potential clients are women from the local area. She faces the major challenge of competition from other operators. She aspires to expand her business.

With the Kshs 65,000 loan, she wants to purchase sixteen sacks of charcoal and cosmetics for resale. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance to access funds to expand 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
  • 520
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 93.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Winnie to purchase sixteen sacks of charcoal and cosmetics for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012