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Monica is 38 years old and lives in Coast Province, Kenya. She is married and blessed with four children.

She has been selling charcoal for more than four years, earning approximately Ksh 250 per day. Her husband is employed in the private sector.

Monica wants to restock her business. With this goal in mind, she is requesting a loan of Ksh 50,000 to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale. This money will help her provide better living conditions for her family. In the future, she would like to expand her business and open a retail shop.

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
  • 459
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Monica to purchase sacks of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013