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Floriana is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but no piped water.

Floriana operates a charcoal-selling business, selling at the market to her neighbors and town dwellers. She faces a major challenge of high cost of obtaining a license for the business. Floriana dreams of expanding her business to wholesale in the future.

With the KES 40,000, she wants to purchase 30 bags of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to invest in her business.

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
  • 428
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Floriana to purchase 30 bags of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013