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Aisha is a widowed woman with five children, all of whom are grown-ups. She owns a house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past year, she has operated a juice selling business and charcoal business, selling from home to her neighbours and passersby. In addition, she also owns residential houses which contribute to her income. She faces a major challenge of the high cost of transporting charcoal to her place of operation.

With the Kshs 40,000 she wants to renovate her residential houses and purchase charcoal for sale. 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
  • 365
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,273,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Aisha to renovate her residential houses and purchase charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Dec 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012