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Maku is married to a businessman. Together they have three children, all of whom attend school. They live in their own home that doesn't have electricity or piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

For the past three years, she has operated a charcoal business, selling to her neighbors and passersby. She cites theft and the high cost of transportation as her major challenges in the business.

Maku is requesting a loan of 50,000 KES to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale. She dreams of expanding to a wholesale shop in the near future.

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
  • 525
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,763,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maku to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013