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Mary is a hardworking woman who lives with her husband and their eight children. Of these children, six are grown and married while two are still in school.

Mary is a visionary woman who always looks for opportunities on how she can progress in life.

Over the past few months, demand for charcoal has increased, especially this rainy season. The main challenge is that she sells her charcoal in the open air, and therefore it is prone to theft and destruction by rain. For this reason, Mary is seeking a loan to construct a store to stock her charcoal for safety.

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
  • 468
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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 $475 helped Mary to construct a store to stock her charcoal for safety.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013