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Salama is a 26-year-old married woman with one child. Her husband's name is Alfred and he works as a procurement officer. For the past six months, Salama has operated a business selling charcoal from home. Her primary customers are charcoal retailers. Salama's other source of income is her husband's income and her greatest business challenge is seasonality. She rents a house with electricity and running water and her greatest monthly expense is food. Salama joined Yehu to access capital to expand her business.

Salama is requesting a 50,000 KES loan to construct a shed for her business. She aspires to hire employees in the future.

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
  • 404
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,248,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Salama to construct a shed for her charcoal-selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013