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Zaitun is a married woman who lives in Samburu, Kenya at her rental house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Zaitun has operated a charcoal-selling business in her house for the past six years. She has a charcoal store and wants to be able to enlarge her store so that she can continue providing for her children.

She is requesting this loan to buy sacks of charcoal and other goods to sell in her store. She and her family appreciate the assistance that they're receiving.

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
  • 425
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Zaitun to buy sacks of charcoal and other goods to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013