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Nadzua, 34, lives in her own house with her husband and seven children. She sells charcoal at the market. She’s a very enterprising woman who works hard to help cover household expenses and earn a little money to cover some needs. She’s struggled to keep her business afloat because competition is always there. She’s been in business for many years so has many regular customers who prefer her more every day since she’s a very charismatic, honest working woman.

She’s decided to ask Yehu for a loan because she wants to invest in her business buying more sacks of charcoal that will allow her to keep her business well-stocked. This will lead to improved profits that will give her the opportunity of attaining a better quality of life. She states that she’s very grateful to this institution because it provided her with help in the past when she most needed it. She hopes to have favorable results this time too.

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
  • 543
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Nadzua to buy sacks of charcoal to restock her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013