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Janet is a married woman. She has 3 children between the ages of 5 and 20 and 1 is enrolled in school. Her husband's name is Stephen and he works as a hotelier.

Janet operates a firewood selling business and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for 3 years. Her primary customers are neighbours and passersby. Janet's other source of income includes farming. She describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality and her highest monthly expense is food and rent bills. She rents a house that has both electricity and piped water.

Janet will use this KES 50,000 loan to purchase sacks of firewood for resale. Janet aspires to expand her chicken house in the future. She joined Yehu because of its affordable financial services.

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
  • 1045
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,167,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Janet buy firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013