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Mary is a married woman. She lives at a rental house that has electricity but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees for her two children.

She has operated a charcoal selling business; selling from home to her neighbors and passersby. In addition, she sells firewood and snarks. She faces a stiff competition from other charcoal operators in her business.

With the KES 50,000, she wants to purchase sacks of charcoal 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
  • 374
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,299,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mary to purchase sacks of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014