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Sofia is 34 years old. She lives with her life-partner, Nguta, and their two children in a house that they own. She buys charcoal, and sells it at retail. She has been working at this small business for several years. She has a lot of experience in this line of work. This experience allows her to get the best prices for her goods.

Sofia's business is located in a place that is accessible and convenient for the people in her neighborhood. Many of her customers like her business, because they get good prices and service. Sofia is an enterprising, active woman with a goal to succeed. Her biggest secret to success and overcoming obstacles is her love of work. This is the only way to succeed. Sofia works every day, as only with hard work will she succeed. She would like to grow her business. In order to do this she needs working capital. That is why she is asking for a loan from Yehu, which she will use to buy more sacks of charcoal to resell.

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
  • 432
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sofia to buy more sacks of charcoal to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013