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Asia, age 28, is a married woman with one child who attends school. She lives in her own house that has electricity and piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.

For the past six years, Asia has operated a business selling charcoal. She sells from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she operates a grocery shop, which is her other source of livelihood. Her major challenge in the business is the high cost of transportation.

With this loan of 50,000 Kenyan shillings, she wants to purchase 20 bags of charcoal for resale and green groceries for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans to boost 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
  • 1072
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $47,238,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Asia to purchase 20 bags of charcoal for resale and green groceries for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014