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Tumaini is a 33-year-old married woman with three children who are enrolled in school. She lives in a rental house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for her family.

Tumaini has operated a charcoal selling business for the past one year; she sells her products from home to her neighbors and the local area villagers. She faces a major challenge of transportation. She aspires to expand her business.

With the Kshs 20,000 she wants to purchase 15 sacks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu 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
  • 406
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,341,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tumaini to purchase 15 sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012