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Martha is a mother of one child who is already enrolled in school. She has been selling charcoal for the past two years, selling at retail to the local residents and people in transit. Martha thinks of opening a charcoal depot in future.

She lives in a rental house that has both electricity and piped water. She joined Yehu to get loans. She describes rent bills and food to be her greatest monthly expenses.

The loan of 30,000 will enable her to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.

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
  • 1075
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Martha to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012