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Sikweli is 51 years old and has two children. She is a married mother and lives in a neighborhood in the town of Msambweni, Kenya, with her children and husband.
Sikweli has her own business by which she is able to support her family. Two years ago, she established a firewood selling business selling door to door.
This is her first loan and she is requesting 30,000 KES so that she can restock her business with more bundles of firewood. This will improve her sales and her earnings. Her goals are to grow her business so that she can help her children with their studies and to have a better standard of living.

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
  • 402
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,337,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sikweli to restock her business with more bundles of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013